Alexander Clarkson filmed by the DWP
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Blackpool marching drummer claimed disability benefit

A man who claimed disability benefits saying he could hardly walk has received a suspended jail sentence after he was secretly filmed playing the drums in a pipe band in Lancashire.

Alexander Clarkson, 63, admitted benefit fraud at Blackpool Magistrates' Court and received a 56-day jail term, suspended for a year.

He was also ordered to repay more than £17,000 of benefits.

  • 30 Nov 2011