David Ribchester was filmed playing rugby
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Man jailed for £923,000 fraud claim after rugby video

A man has been jailed for eight months after falsely claiming nearly £1m in compensation.

David Ribchester from Wearside said wrist injuries stopped him from carrying out basic tasks including opening jars and driving, claiming £923,000 from insurers.

Ribchester was secretly filmed by insurance investigators on a number of occasions between February 2008 and October 2009.

He was filmed at his local rugby club where he was seen to "grab the ball with both hands and go into a hard tackle" despite claiming he was unable to tie his shoelaces.

The 31-year-old, who previously admitted fraud by false representation, was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday.

Sarah Campbell reports.

  • 27 Jun 2013
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