UK – Four sentenced after guilty pleas in fake holiday food poisoning claim

Food Safety News

Four people have been sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years, after admitting to making a false holiday sickness claim.

Michael Jameson, 43, Claire Weir, 35, Jane Weir, 38, and Janet Weir, 63, all from Liverpool in England, were convicted of contempt of court at Liverpool High Court after they admitted to inventing the claim, which could have led to a pay out of more than £45,000 ($57,500).

The defendants made the claim after saying they, and four children traveling with them, had suffered from nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting due to food poisoning on an All-Inclusive week-long holiday at the Aqua Magic Rock Gardens in Benidorm in July 2015. They said this was caused by negligence and symptoms resulted in a loss of enjoyment on the holiday.

They were fined £750 ($958) each and ordered to pay the legal costs of Jet2holidays.

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