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Simon Weston's grants warning after Forces For Good fraud

20 February 2013 Last updated at 07:39 GMT

Falklands veteran Simon Weston is urging tighter control on how grants to veterans' organisations are monitored after a conman admitted fraud.

It comes after Chris O'Neill pleaded guilty after gambling money meant for injured soldiers with the Forces for Good organisation.

He had been given a £125,000 grant by the Welsh government to run a hotel for ex-service personnel in Llandudno.

Conwy council, which administered the grant, has strengthened procedures.

Chris Dearden reports.