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Vigo bomb suspect’s wife gives evidence

PUBLISHED: 19:27 08 February 2011

Victoria Fabian

Victoria Fabian

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The wife of a man accused of trying to kill her with a car bomb gave evidence in court today.

Victoria Fabian, 33, of Highview Vigo, who was six months pregnant at the time, was severely wounded when her mother’s Blue Mazda exploded on March 5 last year, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

Her husband, Nicholas Fabian, a former soldier who was due to be recalled for duty in Afghanistan, is charged with attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm and causing an explosion likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property after an army issue grenade detonated in her car.

Mrs Fabian who entered the courtroom today on crutches and wept while giving her oath, described the event.

She said: “The windscreen shattered there was a loud bang I can remember thinking a tree or something had fallen on the car. Charlie was asking what had happened I couldn’t feel anything from the waist down so I asked him to get out of the car.”

Later she described how Mr Fabian ran to the car to help her out.

The court heard he was having an affair with a work colleague, Jacqueline Phillips who also gave evidence. It is claimed they were together for 10 months and swapped text messages proclaiming their love up until only hours before the incident.

The trial continues.

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