Cambridgeshire

UKIP Wisbech councillor on benefit fraud charge

Peter Lagoda
Image caption Peter Lagoda represents Wisbech South on Cambridgeshire County Council

A UKIP councillor in Cambridgeshire is to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on a charge of benefit fraud.

Peter Lagoda, who represents Wisbech South on the county council, appeared before Cambridge magistrates earlier.

He is accused of failing to inform Fenland District Council of a change in his circumstances. The alleged offence took place between 2008 and 2010.

Mr Lagoda, who pleaded not guilty, is due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on 2 September.

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