Fraudster's claim ruled fundamentally dishonest


A court has ruled that a semi-professional football player made a dishonest claim for whiplash following a minor car accident after he tweeted about playing 24 hours after the collision.

Gary Burnett, 24, made the claim following an accident at a drive-thru restaurant in Birkenhead, Merseyside, where no injuries were reported and the damage was minor, which made his insurer Aviva suspicious.

Burnett claimed he had suffered injuries to his neck and back, leaving him unable to play for his team

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