How 'canoe man' John Darwin was almost caught out faking his own death with a North East sighting
Canoe man John Darwin was almost caught faking his own death – due to his ‘disguise’ with a giant bushy beard.
His ex-wife Anne, 64, told of the risks he took going out of their former home even after he was supposed to be lost at sea.
Dressed in clothes from a charity shop, he grew a long beard and walked with a limp past insurance officials who staked out the property in Seaton Carew, County Durham, suspicious of the near £700,000 scam based on his ‘death’.
The real-life disguise was straight out of the hit TV series ‘The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin’, where Reggie - played by Leonard... read more
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