A man who fraudulently claimed more than £6,000 in benefits has been given a conditional discharge.

David Aninakwah was sentenced to a 24-month conditional discharge after claiming £5,157 in housing benefit and £1,715 in jobseekers allowance over a four-year period.

The 29-year-old, formerly of Swan House, in High Street, Enfield, admitted dishonestly failing to notify Enfield Borough Council Department of Work and Pensions that he had become a student and received £20,701 in student loans and grants between 2007 and 2010.

Councill Andrew Stafford, cabinet member for finance and property, said: “It is great news to know that yet another fraudster has been caught and stopped from claiming benefits to which they are not entitled.”

Aninakwah was also ordered to pay £200 costs within 28 days.