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Jealous villain who stabbed girlfriend on Tinder date found guilty of attempted murder

A jealous villain who stabbed his girlfriend ten times while on a Tinder date has been convicted of attempted murder.

Robert Truscott, 48, was obsessed with Emma Wolfenden, 37, but she wasn’t interested in dating him.

A court heard that he became “angry and jealous” when she told him that a man she met through dating app Tinder was going to visit her home in Oakham, Rutland.

Truscott, of Langham, Rutland, armed himself with a 10-inch kitchen knife and cycled to her home where he violently stabbed Mrs. Wolfenden and assaulted her date.

Ms Wolfenden recovered after the incident, but died months later – although her death was not “directly related” to the attack.

Robert Truscott, 48, a jealous villain who stabbed his girlfriend Emma Wolfenden (pictured), 37, ten times while on a Tinder date, has been convicted of her attempted murder

Robert Truscott, 48, a jealous villain who stabbed his girlfriend Emma Wolfenden (pictured), 37, ten times while on a Tinder date, has been convicted of her attempted murder

She suffered horrific injuries, including a wound to her neck that pierced her jugular vein.

She also suffered six chest wounds, as well as lacerations to her liver, lungs and diaphragm and three stab wounds to her stomach.

The man with Mrs. Wolfenden was cut while struggling with the Truscott knife.

Ms Wolfenden survived the attack on January 21 last year and was rushed to hospital where she underwent four operations.

Truscott, of Langham, Rutland, armed herself with a 10-inch kitchen knife and cycled to her home where he violently stabbed Mrs. Wolfenden and assaulted her date

Truscott, of Langham, Rutland, armed herself with a 10-inch kitchen knife and cycled to her home where he violently stabbed Mrs. Wolfenden and assaulted her date

She spent three months in the hospital recovering before she was discharged in April and Truscott was charged with attempted murder.

On June 23, Mrs Wolfenden was found dead in her home and an autopsy found her death was not directly related to the attack.

After a trial at Leicester Crown Court on Thursday, Truscott was found guilty of attempted murder and grievous bodily harm to the man.

He had previously been found guilty of possessing a knife.

After the verdicts, Mrs. Wolfenden’s heartbroken older brother Charles paid her an emotional tribute by saying that she “lit up every room she entered.”

Charles said: ‘Emma spent most of her life in Rutland and touched many lives during her lifetime.

‘During her life, she has worked for many years as a caregiver for underprivileged children and also with people fighting substance abuse.

‘She would also do a course in social care.

“Emma also had a great sense of humor and lit up every room she entered. She liked to listen to music, played the oboe, and also loved horseback riding.

After her discharge from hospital in April, Emma was determined to move on with her life and make a speedy recovery.

After the verdicts, Ms Wolfenden's heartbroken older brother Charles (pictured) paid an emotional tribute to her, saying she

After the verdicts, Ms Wolfenden’s heartbroken older brother Charles (pictured) paid an emotional tribute to her, saying she “lit up every room she entered”

“As a family, we were devastated by her tragic death.

“Emma – you will remain in our memories forever. We will never forget you and the happiness and joy you brought not only to our lives but also to the lives of many others.’

Mrs. Wolfenden called at 9:10 p.m. 999 on January 21 last year and told police that Truscott and her date were arguing at her home in Bullfinch Close.

Officers were then contacted by the East Midlands Ambulance Service, who had received a call from Truscott saying he had stabbed Mrs Wolfenden.

When police arrived at the address, Ms Wolfenden was found with multiple stab wounds to her chest and neck.

Leicester Crown Court (pictured) heard Truscott armed herself with a 10-inch kitchen knife and cycled to her house, injuring them both

Leicester Crown Court (pictured) heard Truscott armed herself with a 10-inch kitchen knife and cycled to her house, injuring them both

Truscott was on the scene and admitted it was his fault and was arrested.

The court heard that Mrs. Wolfenden had been a close friend of Truscott’s for four years and that they drank regularly at her house, but she had no romantic interest in him.

At the trial, Truscott told the jury that he took the knife home “out of stupidity.”

He said he couldn’t remember why he stabbed his friend who suffered ten knife wounds.

Detective Constable Gemma Allen, of the Leicestershire Police, said: ‘This was without doubt an extremely terrifying incident for Mrs Wolfenden and for the other male victim involved at the time.

“Mrs Wolfenden spent three months in hospital after the incident and was treated for serious injuries due to Robert Truscott’s terrifying actions.”

Truscott was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on Feb. 4.

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