A FORMER councillor is due to appear in court this morning to be sentenced for cheating the benefit system.

Joginder Saroe, a former Labour councillor for Dormer's Wells, has admitted eight counts of falsely claiming incapacity benefits while he was sitting on the council.

It is alleged he was caught using gym equipment and that he was running his own business while claiming the money.

He is due to appear at Isleworth Crown Court today.