Family accused of Spain food poisoning fraud to go on trial next year
Paul Roberts, his partner Deborah Briton and her daughter Charlene Briton are alleged to have made bogus statements.
A trial date has been fixed next year for a family accused of fraudulently claiming for damages over food poisoning while on holiday in Spain.
Paul Roberts, 43, his partner Deborah Briton, 53, and her daughter Charlene Briton, 30, all from Wallasey, Merseyside, are alleged to have made bogus statements about illness they said they suffered during breaks to Majorca with travel firm Thomas Cook.
Roberts, of Urmston Road, and Deborah Briton, of Oxton Road, are said to have submitted false compensation claims via a solicitor for themselves and their two children on holidays in the summer of 2015 and 2016.
Liverpool Crown Court heard it was alleged they also made claims against Thomas Cook for Charlene Briton and her daughter.
The couple pleaded not guilty to six counts of fraud, while Charlene Briton denied two counts of fraud.
A five-day trial will take place from March 19.
The alleged fraud reportedly amounted to £52,000.