A blue badge fraudster who continued to describe himself as an osteopath despite being struck off has been fined.

Nigel Graham, 63, of Southbourne, was accused of describing himself as an osteopath on his Facebook page on two occasions in October 2022.

This was despite the fact he had been removed from the register maintained by The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in 2016 for using his dead relatives' blue badges.

Graham has in the past provided services in north Finchley and at a practice in Chilcombe Road, Southbourne.

The 63-year-old had also previously pleaded guilty to using the title of osteopath while not registered with the GOsC in 2017, after calling himself a ‘Consultant Osteopath’ on LinkedIn.

In August last year he denied committing the same offence on his Facebook page, but was found guilty at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on December 20.

The GOsC said that before it brought its successful prosecution last year, it had warned Graham “multiple” times that by using the title of osteopath he was committing a criminal offence.

The 63-year-old was fined £500 and ordered to pay this amount at a rate of £200 per month, starting on February 9 this year.

Mr Graham was also ordered to pay costs of £2,246 to the GOsC and a victim surcharge of £200.