Insurer police nab paper-cut fraudster

Chris Wheal
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A special insurance fraud police unit has foiled an attempt to use an internet image of a gaping wound to turn a paper cut that required just a sticking plaster into a £500 claim.

The 28-year-old Penarth man has admitted to making a bogus compensation claim using images of a wound downloaded from the web to try and convince his insurer he had suffered a serious cut.