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Manchester bus 'cash for crash' fraudster jailed

A former bus official has been jailed for arranging a collision between a double-decker and a car in a £500,000 "crash for cash" scam.

Asan Akram helped orchestrate a crash between the bus and a Mercedes on a Manchester B road in February 2011 in an attempt to claim from insurers.

He was jailed for 16 months at Manchester Crown Court.

Tariq Iqbal, who was driving the Mercedes, was given a 12-month prison term suspended for two years.

  • 12 Nov 2014