Benefit Fraud case

The court case of a man who is accused of claiming disability benefit payments when he wasn't entitled to them is expected to finish today.

Silloth man denies benefit fraud.

The trial continues at Carlisle crown court where a jury has been watching videos of a Silloth man playing golf at a time when he claimed to be too disabled to walk more than 100 metres without feeling severe discomfort.

The films - shot by Department for Work and Pensions fraud investigator Alan Robinson - are the main evidence against 41-year-old Leigh Neilly, who is on trial accused of claiming nearly £39,000 in Disability Living Allowance that he wasn't entitled to.

The jury have also been shown videos of Neilly renovating his house.Neilly, of Wampool Street, Silloth, denies benefit fraud by making false claims about his health, and a charge of failing to tell the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) his health had improved enough to affect his claim.

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