Suspended prison term for Gisburn man in ‘Peter Andre’ charity scam

Shaun Bradbury.
Shaun Bradbury.

A GISBURN dad who claimed he had secured pop star Peter Andre to perform at a charity concert has been spared a jail term.

Shaun Bradbury, 35, of Mill Lane, Gisburn, who had previously admitted 10 counts of fraud, was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

He must do 120 hours’ community service and pay £120 compensation.

Father-of-three Bradbury set up a project called Dominic’s House because two of his sons have autism.

It was not a registered charity, and some of the events advertised changed at the last minute, leaving people who had bought tickets disappointed.

Eight of the charges related to him dishonestly using a relative’s credit card where, in some cases, he used it to pay to set up ‘charity’ gigs he had organised.