Motorist pays the penalty for faking whiplash as Attorney General's Office sends out a message

A semi-professional footballer has been handed a four-month suspended sentence after being found guilty of faking a £2,000 whiplash claim.

Gary Burnett, 24, made the injury claim following an accident at a McDonald's drive-thru restaurant in Birkenhead, Merseyside, in October 2013.

The footballer claimed to have suffered injuries to his neck and back which left him unable to play for his team, Cheshire-based Northwich Victoria, for around four weeks.

However, Burnett was caught tweeting about playing football 24 hours after making his claim for whiplash.

One tweet, referring to an awa...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Solicitors Journal

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