Benefits cheat caught after claimed he needed care

Man caught pulling trailer after claiming he couldn't walk

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A disgraced Labour deputy council leader was caught on film pulling a metal trailer out of his driveway - despite claiming he couldn't walk.

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Robert Woodbridge received more than £3,000 from the Department of Work and Pensions after claiming he needed round-the-clock care.

But surveillance footage from the DWP showed the 59-year-old walking without a stick, crossing roads, and building a shed in his garden.

Woodbridge, from Swanley, Kent, denied dishonestly failing to notify a change of circumstances but was convicted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court in just 20 minutes last week.