Gurgana Gueorguieva (pictured above) has been jailed for nine and a half years
Police have revealed horrific images which show the injuries suffered by Michael Winner’s 81-year-old widow after she was tied up and beaten.
Geraldine Winner also had her belongings stolen from her £4million penthouse by his vengeful personal trainer ex-girlfriend Gurgana Guoerguieva.
The 48-year-old had a three-year relationship with Mr Winner before he married his wife Geraldine, 81, in 2011.
She felt she had been unfairly left out of Mr Winner’s will after his 2013 death and plotted a terrifying robbery in which she bound and blindfolded Mrs Winner and stole £300,000 of jewellery and art from her home.
Gueorguieva was today jailed for nine and a half years after Mrs Winner told the court she was hit over the head with a metal pole and later a chrome kettle as her robber demanded a number to her safe.
Newly released images show head wounds sustained by Mrs Winner following the attack, as well as images of the bloodstained floor.
Footage taken by security cameras, showed Bulgarian Gueorguieva arriving and leaving the £4million Knightsbridge home on the night of the robbery.
Southwark Crown Court was today played a recording of the 999 call Mrs Winner had made following the raid on October 9, 2015.
Pictured above: Injuries sustained by Mrs Winner, who had been 77 at the time of the attack
Pictured above, the blood stained floor and towels and tissues which had been left behind
Geraldine Winner (pictured left), 81, met filmmaker Michael Winner in the 1950s but they didn’t marry until 2007. A court has heard Mrs Winner was robbed by Gurgana Gueorguieva (right), who had a three-year relationship with Mr Winner but felt cheated out of an inheritance following his death in 2013
She can be heard telling the operator: ‘I opened the door to put the rubbish out and that was when she rushed in and hit me on the head.’
Mrs Winner, 81, explains that jewellery and cash has been stolen and that she has cuts to her forehead, adding: ‘There’s still blood all over the floor.’
Crime scene images were also shown to the court including those of the deep cuts Mrs Winner had suffered on her head, including one which required 30 stitches.
CCTV shows a a disguised Gurgana Gueorguieva, Michael Winner’s former lover, leaving the flat where she had attacked and robbed Mr Winner’s widow Geraldine in 2015
She was tied up for three hours but managed to eventually get hold of a pair of scissors from a kitchen drawer and free herself before calling police.
The judge said he accepted Mrs Winner was hit ‘three or four times’ with the kettle, the Euros were stolen and she was stood on by Gueorguieva.
Mrs Winner was hit with this kettle during the break-in. It was left blood-stained
He was however ‘not sure’ she had brought a metal rod to the scene.
The Judge said: ‘There must have been great confusion and panic surrounding the moment the defendant appeared at Mrs Winner’s door.
‘I’m sure the defendant did use the kettle to hit Mrs Winner, self defence does not arise in these circumstances.’
An indefinite restraining order was also imposed forbidding her to approach Mrs Winner, or be within 100 metres of wherever the widow is.
Prosecuting Mark Gadsden said: ‘The primary motive is to get revenge by taking personal items. There’s a secondary motive with which to make money out of it.
‘The evidence is quite clear from Mrs Winner that the kettle was used as a weapon to cause the bleeding injuries to her forehead. The victim has been targeted by a perceived vulnerability, namely her age.
‘The violence may have been over fairly quickly but the complainant was left with bleeding injuries for three hours and in pain from a fractured rib.’
Miss Gueorguieva is alleged to have tied Mrs Winner up and beaten her with an iron pole as she robbed the house for ‘compensation’ for the inheritance she felt cheated out of
Gueorguieva had admitted robbery but a court hearing was held this week to assess how culpable she was in causing Mrs Winner’s injuries.
The 48-year-old personal trainer claimed she had ‘accidentally’ hit the pensioner with the kettle after she went to confront her about being cut out of the will.
The Judge today added that the defendant was of ‘good character’ but had become ‘corrupted’ by an ‘obsession’ that she had concerning Mrs Winner.
‘I’m satisfied that the force that was used was in order to carry out the offence of robbery and was not used gratuitously and in order to cause pain.
‘I am satisfied that the defendants ‘mission’, a word she used in evidence, was to teach Mrs Winner a lesson, as she said, but to cause her pain through the loss of objects which were precious to her and precious through their sentimental rather than financial value.
‘But there was significant force and injury and it did cause pain. And the defendant did take the cash that she found.’
Mrs Winner yesterday relived the ordeal as she gave evidence via video link.
Mr Winner with Gueorguieva, who went by the name Hristova, in 2000
She said: ‘I was held down and told some gibberish first of all I didn’t understand and then I said, ‘I don’t understand’ and then this person said, ‘your sons Fabrice and Julian have sent me to kill you’. Because, she said, ‘they wished to inherit’.
‘She had a long iron pole… and I tried to get away and I went to grab her hair to push her against the wall and I thought she had a wig on and that’s when I realised it was a woman.
‘I think I was pushed to the ground. Then I tried to grab my kettle and hit her with it and then she got hold of that and hit me on the head and that’s when I saw stars.
Mrs Winner said she was hit at least four times with the kettle before the woman stood on her, fracturing a rib, and demanded: ‘Where’s the heart-shaped diamond?’
Terrified, the pensioner told her where the safe was and Gueorguieva grabbed a number of items including a diamond pendant and a painting of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice by Franz Richard Unterberger.
Mrs Winner said Michael would be ‘turning in his grave’ over the attack in a 2015 interview
Gueorguieva, a personal trainer said she had told Mrs Winner she was an ‘evil witch’ who had ‘voodoo dolls’. But she denied hitting the pensioner on the head with a metal pole.
She said she first met Mrs Winner while she was walking with the director after she came out of a restaurant where she had a meal with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and his wife in 2001 – a year before their love affair ended.
Gueorguieva, who has dual Bulgarian and British citizenship, told the court yesterday the robbery ‘was for compensation’ after she was lost out on £100,000 she thought she would inherit.
She said: ‘It was never my intention to cause any physical harm to her at all. I was very careful not to do so, but it ended up that way accidentally because she was fighting quite hard.’
Defending, Patrick Dennis today told the court how during the time of the attack the single mother had been struggling to bring up her son who had suffered mental health problems and was a cannabis user.
He said: ‘This will be her very first prison sentence at 48 yeas of age.’