Media playback is unsupported on your device

Man jailed for £923,000 fraud claim after rugby video

27 June 2013 Last updated at 18:51 BST

A man has been jailed for eight months after falsely claiming nearly £1m in compensation.

David Ribchester from Wearside said wrist injuries stopped him from carrying out basic tasks including opening jars and driving, claiming £923,000 from insurers.

Ribchester was secretly filmed by insurance investigators on a number of occasions between February 2008 and October 2009.

He was filmed at his local rugby club where he was seen to "grab the ball with both hands and go into a hard tackle" despite claiming he was unable to tie his shoelaces.

The 31-year-old, who previously admitted fraud by false representation, was sentenced at the Old Bailey in London on Thursday.

Sarah Campbell reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.