Fraudsters sick as a parrot after losing court case

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Fraudsters sick as a parrot after losing court case

A Lancashire couple posed for holiday snaps with a parrot, despite claiming to Jet2holidays that they were suffering with a gastric illness at the time.

The pair have been convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud and ordered to pay Jet2holidays almost £30,000 after making the bogus claim.

A Manchester court ruled that Martin and Lindsey Brown – aged 38 and 35 respectively and both from Chorley – submitted a false claim against the operator for gastric illness.

After staying at the Emre Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey, in 2016, they fabricated a story about their illness to try to win up to £20,000 in compensation, including legal costs.

They claimed they had suffered with stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea as a result of food poisoning contracted while on an all-inclusive 10-night holiday.

Martin Brown claimed he had soiled himself in bed, and his children had soiled themselves at the pool, as a result of their sickness.

The couple claimed this was caused by negligence, and resulted in them being bed-ridden and prescribed medication after a visit to the hotel doctor.

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