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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
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