Jail for benefit cheat street brawler
A benefits cheat who was caught on CCTV brawling with police, despite claiming he could not leave home without a walking stick, has been jailed.
Timothy Harris, 46, from Sage Close, Northampton, was spotted on camera in the early hours of 1 January 2008, on a violent rampage in the town.
That incident, for which he received a suspended sentence, led to a Department of Work and Pensions investigation.
He was jailed for 15 months for the fraudulent claims and other offences.
Emma Jane Kirby reports.
17 May 2011