TWO brothers accused of attempted murder have denied fist pumping and saying “we are in this together, we will serve our time together” before being arrested, a trial has heard.

Christopher Trigg, 36, formerly of Risca, and his brother Simon Trigg, 33, of Caerphilly, have pleaded not guilty to attempting to murder Kevin Skye in a stabbing in Hafodyrynys in the early hours of December 27 last year.

During the second week of their trial at Cardiff Crown Court, the court heard the brothers’ account of what happened.

In a police interview, read in court, Simon Trigg said everything was fine until an incident in Hafodyrynys Inn.

He said another pubgoer, Matthew Chapman, approached him in an “aggressive” and “angry” manner and asked him what he was doing.

“He seemed like he was looking for trouble,” said Trigg. “He pushed me and, as we fell into the ground, I pulled him with me. I don’t know whether he grabbed me by the neck or whether he had me in a headlock.

“When my brother came, two guys jumped on him.”

The younger Trigg said during the scuffle his lip was split, with bruising to his neck and chest.

“We didn’t stay much longer after that, we finished our drinks and went home,” he added.

He also denied going home with his brother to get knives, or knowing the victim of the attack.

“We made no threats to come back and slash people’s throats,” the court he added.

“I have not got a clue who Kevin Skye is.”

The court heard Simon Trigg was asked about the fact their mum had heard them fist-pumping and saying “we are in this together” before being arrested.

“I can’t remember saying anything like that,” the court heard he had said.

His brother, Christopher, in another police interview read out in court, also denied using a knife found in their front garden to stab Mr Skye.

“I don’t know how it ended up in the garden,” he said.

Christopher Trigg has pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent and accepts stabbing Mr Skye.

Simon Trigg denies both charges.

The trial continues.