A benefit fraudster who claimed he couldn’t walk and needed 24/7 care was caught after he was spotted whizzing down a zip wire.
Paul Stevens claimed he needed care seven days a week to help with bathing, dressing, cooking and even getting in and out of bed.
The 70-year-old also said he was in constant pain, needed crutches to get around, and could walk only 40 to 60 yards at a time after suffering severe back pain for 20 years.
But a Department for Work and Pensions investigation caught him messing around on a zip wire in a play park.
He was also captured on camera pruning a tree with a saw and there was also a video of him kneeling as he gardened.
When he was confronted about his claims, the pensioner admitted that he had walked up to 1,000 yards on some occasions.
Ironically, he was helped with his fraud by his wife, Alexandra, 49, who is an investigator with the DWP herself. Read more