Benefit fraudster 'too weak to walk' climbed Kilimanjaro

On 19th July 2017, Chris Evans successfully prosecuted the case of R v Mark Lloyd. Mr Lloyd had been claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) between October 2014 and February 2016. His claim was based on a number of alleged mobility issues which included only being able to walk between 20 and 50 metres. Whilst claiming PIP, he was participating in a number of physical, endurance-based activities such as triathlons and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Mr Lloyd was convicted of fraud following an all day trial and is due to be sentenced in August 2017.