Lincolnshire

David Twigg death: Court hears Julie Dixon's 999 call

David Twigg and Julie Dixon
Image caption The body of David Twigg was found in the workshop of his joinery business on 13 March

A judge has heard a 999 call made by a Lincolnshire woman who has admitted killing her fiance.

Julie Dixon, 43, originally denied the murder of David Twigg but changed her plea during her trial on 7 December.

Dixon claims his death was part of a suicide pact but prosecutors say she killed Mr Twigg to prevent him finding huge debts she had hidden from him.

The judge will rule on the motive during the hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

Mr Twigg died after inhaling smoke when he was locked inside a store cupboard at his joinery firm next to the couple's home in Station Yard, Burgh le Marsh, on 13 March.

Dixon originally told police that they had been held by two intruders and that she escaped - but has now admitted that account was false.

She wept as a 999 call she was played in court in which she said: "They've locked him in. They pushed me but I managed to get out of the other door."

The hearing is expected to last for eight days.

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