Sky News admits e-mail hacking by reporter

LONDON, April 5 (UPI) -- A Sky News reporter hacked into e-mails written to a man who faked his death in a 2002 canoeing accident, the British broadcaster admitted.

Man who faked drowning is out of prison

LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A man who resurfaced in London years after he purportedly drowned in a canoe accident in northern England is being released from prison, officials say.

Couple jailed for faking husband's death

LONDON, July 23 (UPI) -- A British man and his wife received jail sentences Wednesday for teaming up to fake his death in a $500,000 insurance fraud plot, officials said.

Men testify against mother at fraud trial

HARTLEPOOL, England, July 15 (UPI) -- The sons of a British man who faked his death in a canoeing accident to collect on his life insurance testified against their mother Tuesday.

British canoeist's wife stands trial

MIDDLESBROUGH, England, July 14 (UPI) -- The wife of a British man accused of faking his own death in a canoe accident aided in the charade and is guilty of deception, prosecutors say.

'Missing' U.K. canoeist's wife jailed

HARTLEPOOL, England, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Judges in England ordered the wife of a man who allegedly staged his disappearance five years ago held in custody before her trial begins Friday.

Darwin remanded on fraud allegations

LONDON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A British man who mysteriously reappeared after he was thought drowned five years ago was remanded into custody Monday on suspicion of fraud.

Canoe 'widow' arrested in Britain

MANCHESTER, England, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British police Sunday arrested the wife of a man who recently reappeared after having been declared dead after vanishing in his canoe five years ago.

'Dead' canoeist charged with fraud

HARTLEPOOL, England, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- John Darwin, who resurfaced in London five years after he was supposedly killed in a canoeing accident, was charged with fraud Saturday.

Missing canoeist used fake passport

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- John Darwin, suspected of faking his own death, reportedly used a false passport to travel to and from Britain during the five years he was missing.

Man suspected of fraud after re-emergence

LONDON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A British man who mysteriously reappeared after he was believed dead in a canoeing accident is being investigated for fraud.

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Man, thought dead, mysteriously reappears

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- British police said a man presumed dead in a canoe accident nearly six years ago walked into a London police station during the weekend.

The John Darwin disappearance case was an investigation into the faked death of British former teacher and prison officer John Darwin, who turned up alive in December 2007, five years after he was thought to have died in a canoeing accident.

John Darwin was arrested and charged with fraudulently obtaining a passport, and claiming money by deception. His wife—who was also arrested and charged, having claimed the money on his life insurance—alleged he had been secretly living in their house and the house next door, and that the couple had planned to set up a hotel for canoeing holidays in Panama. On 23 July 2008 John and Anne Darwin were each sentenced to over six years imprisonment.

The events were dramatised in the BBC Four television drama Canoe Man.

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