Christopher Copeland from Devon has been told he faces a long prison sentence after defrauding the charity Help for Heroes out of £300,000. DCI Mike Robison from Devon and Cornwall Police spoke to ITV Westcountry outside court today and told us it was one of the charity collectors Copeland was using that became alerted the police.
"He used a lot of charity collectors who went all over the country using military vehicles that were liveried with the Heroes livery on them. And the public, seeing these types of vehicles, would have quite legitimately given their money believing it was going to the charity when actually it didn't."
A former soldier from Wiltshire, paralysed in an attack in Iraq, has started running thanks to the UK's first bionic splints.
Jonathon Le Galloudec was shot in the spine 7 years ago but has defied the experts with technology previously only available in America. If his trials are successful, the charity Help for Heroes will campaign for them to be funded by the NHS for injured veterans.
Military charity 'Help for Heroes' is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Since 2007, the charity has provided more than £120 million worth of support to injured service personnel and their families. They have a dedicated recovery centre at Tedworth House in Tidworth
Eight wounded servicemen will tackle one of the world's toughest bike rides: The race across america. It runs more than three thousand miles from California west coast to Maryland on the east coast. It starts in June and the team will do it in eight days in a non-stop relay.
The team will raise money for help the heroes. Ken Goodwin was at the launch in Wiltshire today.