Simon Buckden
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Fraudster tells of his 'charity runs' on TV

Former soldier Simon Buckden admitted lying about having cancer and his exploits in the military to garner money.

Mr Buckden, 44, pretended to have been diagnosed with rectal cancer in an attempt to gather sympathy and cash.

He had denied six counts of fraud and was on trial at Leeds Crown Court but changed his plea to guilty during proceedings.

He spoke to BBC Look North about his plans for 'charity runs' after he had carried the Olympic torch in the 2012 relay.

  • 04 Nov 2016