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86 charged in 'crash for cash' probe by Gwent Police

3 October 2013 Last updated at 21:56 BST

A total of 86 people have been charged in relation to an alleged insurance scam in Caerphilly county.

Charges include fraud against insurance firms, conspiracy to steal vehicles and money laundering, said Gwent Police.

Those charged, from Caerphilly county, Cardiff and Pontypridd, will appear before Cwmbran magistrates next week.

Gwent Police said it followed a two-year investigation into a "crash for cash" scheme - where accidents are staged to defraud insurance companies.

Jordan Davies reports.

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