Trial date set after murder denial

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THE long term girlfriend of a Lincolnshire businessman who died inside a cupboard within his burning workshop denied his murder when she appeared at Lincoln Crown Court last week.

David Twigg, 46, was found in a store room after firefighters stamped out a blaze in the entrance to his bespoke joinery firm.

Tests later showed he had died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Following the death Miss Dixon, who lived with Mr Twigg in Burgh Le Marsh, released an emotional statement saying she had lost the “love of her life” - but she was later charged with his murder by detectives

Dressed in a white shirt and black trousers Dixon confirmed her name and then entered a not guilty plea to the murder charge when she appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday.

Flanked by two security guards in the glass panelled dock Dixon sat quitely for the rest of the seven minute hearing.

There was no application for bail and Judge Michael Heath adjourned the case for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on December 5.

Dixon was remanded into custody until her trial which is expected to last between two and three weeks.

Mr Twigg had been a qualified carpenter for 28 years and was using his workshop in the converted 1800s rail depot to make high quality doors, windows and staircases.

He was also a keen motorsports fan and sponsored the John Mickel team in the UK Legends Championship.