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Drag artist Mark Hawthorn jailed for benefits fraud

A drag artist who fraudulently claimed about £90,000 in benefits has been jailed for six months.

Mark Hawthorn, 49, who pocketed £88,000 in benefits from 2003-12, claimed he had back pain and required round-the-clock care, Stafford Crown Court heard.

But officials from the Department for Work and Pensions filmed him in a gym.

  • 22 Aug 2013