Chipping Norton loss adjuster, Roger Rich, has claimed another victim after the firm's investigation lead to policyholder Parmjit Singh Gill being given a nine-month prison sentence for fraud.

His two brothers received custodial sentences of nine months and a year. They were sentenced on May 11 at Staffordshire Crown Court.

Mr Gill and his family claimed that three antique fire surrounds, worth £60,000, plus another £10,000 of jewellery, had been stolen from their house after they left it empty and their alarm failed to go off. They claimed to have been at the Chatsworth Flower Show and unable to return to the house that evening because of bad weather.

But Roger Rich traced the fireplaces to a Dublin-based dealer. Roger Rich found that the three fire surrounds had been sold by the policyholder two months before they were stolen.