Landlord jailed for staging pub robbery

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A LANDLORD who staged a robbery at the pub he ran in order to make an insurance claim has been jailed.

Mark Winstanley, 41, called police to report a robbery at the Boythorpe Inn, Chesterfield on June 6, 2011.

Officers attending became suspicious when interviewing him about the circumstances and he was arrested.

Winstanley, of Lee Lane, Wigan, pleaded guilty to theft and perverting the course of justice at a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday, September 16.

He was jailed for a total of 12 months.