Louis Dempsey on the floor of the supermarket after pretending to fall
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Brighton man jailed for fake supermarket fall

Sussex Police have released CCTV footage of a man who tried to defraud a supermarket by staging a fall and claiming compensation for £11,000.

Louis Dempsey, 35, of Mount Pleasant, in Brighton, claimed he had suffered back and neck pain, headaches, and emotional suffering after falling on a wet surface at Asda's Marina store in the city in June 2012.

He said he slipped on water which had been dripping from the ceiling.

Following a trial at Lewes Crown Court earlier this month, Dempsey was jailed for nine months after being found guilty of fraud by making a false representation.

  • 29 Oct 2015