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Police arrest seven following crash for cash investigation

Crash for cash fraudsters in Chester are making millions of pounds by making fake claims for bus accident compensation.

Seven people have been arrested by Cheshire Police following an 18-month investigation into the scam, which saw fraudsters fake accidents by driving their vehicles into buses.

The investigation was launched after more than £1m of fraudulent insurance claims followed various suspicious bus crashes which took place in Chester over the past 18 months.

On one occasion a fraudster drove her Ford Focus into the side of a bus, which caused the driver to suffer personal injuries and also claim for compensation.

Another suspect drove his Audi TT into a park-and-ride bus causing 36 passengers to pursue personal injury claims.

Speaking about the case, police commented that not only were those involved committing insurance fraud they were also putting members of the public at risk with their scam for bus accident compensation.



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