Bus crash for cash scam trio face jail
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Admin
Ben Carberry, 21, Liam Gray, 26, and Kevin Hamilton, 36, faked an accident involving the bus carrying 30 passengers.
They were on the way to a greyhound track in Manchester after being picked up from a pub in Bootle, Merseyside, London’s Southwark Crown Court heard.
Passengers shouted out for the bus to stop after an apparent collision with a car driven by Hamilton, despite the coach driver neither feeling nor hearing any impact.
All the male passengers insisted they had been injured but were later seen running across a dual carriageway into a pub.Insurance claims were registered for all 30 on board. A fourth suspect, who was also a passenger, later told police the collision had been staged.
Carberry, Gray and Hamilton, all from Liverpool, admitted conspiracy to commit fraud. They will be sentenced at a later date