A SALES assistant alleged to have told a £79,000 lottery winner he had won just £10 has appeared in court for a second time.

Imran Pervais, aged 26, of Milton Road in Gravesend, appeared at Dartford Magistrates Court charged with fraud by false representation on December 12.

The charge relates to an incident on May 18 this year when a customer presented a ticket worth £79,887 to him at a store in Gravesend.

It is alleged Pervais told the winner he had won just £10.

The Crown Prosecution Service claims he did this in order to gain the winnings himself.

Pervais did not enter a plea at magistrates court.

During the hearing, Pervais had his case committed to Maidstone Crown Court where he will next appear on January 18 for a plea and case management hearing.