Canoe scam man released

A MAN who faked his own death to get insurance money has been released from one of Doncaster's prisons, it is reported.

John Darwin was jailed for six years and three months after faking his own death in a canoeing accident in 2002.

It meant his 59-year-old wife, Anne, was able to claim 363,000 in insurance.

He was jailed following a high-profile court case.

Darwin, aged 60, is reported to have been entitled to early release for being a model prisoner during his time at the borough's Moorland Open Prison.

He was let out under strict conditions and can be hauled back inside if he breaks any rules.

The Ministry of Justice said: "We don't comment on the release dates of individual prisoners."

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