Seaton Carew Canoe Death Woman Released From Jail

Anne Darwin, who helped her husband fake his own death in a canoe accident in 2002, has been released from prison.

Anne Darwin, who helped her husband fake his own death in a canoe accident in 2002, has been released from prison.

She's served three-years in Askham Grange jail, near York for fraudulantly claiming £250,000 from insurance and pension schemes. She'll stay on licence for another three years. 

John Darwin, her 60 year old husband, was released on licence from Moorland open prison in Doncaster in January, after serving half of his six-year sentence.

The couple, from Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, made headlines when Mr Darwin turned up at a police station claiming to be missing and suffering from amnesia.

His wife had him declared dead by a coroner to claim insurance and pension payouts.

Mr Darwin lived secretly in a bedsit connected to their main home through a coffin-shaped door, before joining his wife in Panama.

The plot was designed to help them clear debts.

Mrs Darwin has agreed to pay back £592,000, but Mr Darwin, who says he's broke, has to pay £1.

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