A family of fraudsters who claimed their holiday was ruined by food poisoning have been jailed after Facebook photos revealed them enjoying the waterslide and bar throughout the trip. Christopher Byng, 38, Barbara Byng, 64, Linda Lane, 36, and Anthony Byng, 66, submitted false gastric illness claims against Jet2holidays following an all-inclusive trip to the Canary Islands in November 2016. The four claimed that they and the two children they travelled with suffered a plague of symptoms including stomach cramps, sickness, diarrhoea, headaches and hot and cold sweats, TeessideLive reports. They then issued court proceedings, which were defended by their holiday provider, despite mentioning nothing about falling ill immediately after the trip to Hotel Paradise Lago Taurito in Gran Canaria. Christopher Byng even completed a Jet2 survey in which he said he was "very satisfied" with the choice, cleanliness and quality of meals the hotel offered. He was also specifically asked whether anyone had been unwell on the holiday but he chose not to answer. However, answering the question 'Thinking about the future, how likely are you to book with Jet2holidays again in the next 12 months?' he responded 'Very likely'. This was despite the allegation that his "holiday was… Read full this story
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