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Surgeon ‘Faked Burglary At £1.1m Country Home To Claim £180,000 Insurance Pay-Out

November 19, 2018 1:56 pm

A surgeon told the police that a cottage he was renting on a country house estate had been burgled so that he could make a fraudulent £180,000 insurance claim, a jury heard this week. Anthony McGrath and his GP wife Anne-Louise were allegedly up to their necks in debt and hoped that lying about a burglary would raise the funds needed to renovate their new £1.1 million pound home, it was alleged. The Irish surgeon claimed that valuable antiques, jewellery and a 19th century marble fireplace had been taken, but the police became suspicious because of an absence of clues. Detectives were said to...

Beat The Freeze

November 5, 2018 1:55 pm

The Association of British Insurers urges people to take action to prevent frozen and burst pipes this winter. After the worst period of burst pipes on record plagued the UK earlier this year, and with the first lot of arctic winds already sweeping across the UK – the Association of British insurers is reminding property owners not to get caught out by the misery of frozen and burst pipes. The cost and inconvenience caused by a burst pipe can be considerable. Just a small rupture can release gallons of water, damaging plaster, carpets and other contents. If that isn’t bad...