The Cumbrian man who masterminded a 'crash for cash' insurance scam has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Mark McCracken, originally from Wigton, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for a car insurance scheme valued at more than £600,000.
Judge Peter Davies said he exploited the system to full effect making substantial profit.
He and his co-defendants invented accidents on roads around Wigton and Silloth which never happened before making insurance claims.
Thirty-four of his co-accused, who have either pleaded guilty or been found guilty in court, are also being sentenced in the biggest case of its kind in Cumbria.