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Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno jailed for fraud

The former singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden has been jailed for nine months for fraudulently claiming benefits.

Paul Andrews, of Salisbury, fronted the band between 1978 and 1981, under the stage name Paul Di'Anno.

Andrews, 52, was jailed at the city's crown court after earlier admitting falsely claiming more than £45,000.

Fraud investigators had viewed online videos and read about gigs on the performer's website.

The site still lists dates for a May tour of Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands.

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