A EuroMillions winner has been cleared of assaulting her ex – after police ruled there was "insufficient evidence" to proceed with a case against her.
Gillian Bayford, 46, was due at Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday to face an assault rap over an alleged attack on her ex Gavin Innes, 45.
It is understood she was accused of lashing out at him in an Audi Q7 car in October last year and that the incident was reported to police within the last few weeks.
Bayford was initially charged by police with a minor assault and released on an undertaking to appear in court on Thursday.
But that appearance was cancelled after police concluded there was "insufficient evidence" to proceed with a case against her, and she never turned up at court .
Bayford – who won the huge cash sum along with her then husband Adrian in 2012 – dated Mr Innes last year.
But after their relationship broke down she publicly labelled him a "gold digger".
A court source said: "She was arrested, interviewed and charged in relation to this assault.
"She was then released on an undertaking as is standard in domestic cases like this.
"The police completed their investigations and reports in the case but after consulting with prosecutors it was decided that there wouldn’t be enough evidence to proceed so the matter was not reported to the procurator fiscal.
"That will be an end of the case."
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "There was insufficient evidence to proceed to court."
It is understood that Bayford was alleged to have swung for Mr Innes in an Audi Q7 car last October.
He allegedly refused to support Gillian’s version of events following a spat with Ashley Donaldson, the mother of his son.
He was understood to have only suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.
Friends say the pair had been at school together but hit it off when Gavin approached Gillian to help with a charity he was starting for male victims of domestic abuse.
But after they split Bayford said: "You have to meet a few weasels before you can meet someone nice — a prince or whatever.
"With Gavin it was just financial. He pulled the wool over my eyes from the very beginning."
Bayford married convicted fraduster Brian Deans, 37, in August in a lavish ceremony in St Andrews, Fife, six years to the day after she landed her jackpot.
She was due to appear in the same court where he was jailed for six months in 2012 after he was convicted of stealing POUNDS 13,500 from Tesco by putting through fake customer refunds.
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