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22 July 2018, 08:55 | Updated: 22 July 2018, 08:58
A woman who posed as a nurse at the Blenheim Horse trials in Oxfordshire has been jailed for four years for fraud and assault.
Cassandra Grant, aged 39, of Mulberry Walk, Bristol, was sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment at Oxford Crown Court.
She pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by false representation and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at a previous hearing at the same court on 9 May this year.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Tim Hawley of Investigation Hub said:
“The offences took place at Blenheim Horse trials in September last year. Grant attended the event where she falsely claimed to be a medical professional and therefore committed fraud by false representation.
“While falsely claiming to be a medical professional, Grant then gave a patient an intravenous injection of an anti-sickness drug and was subsequently charged with assault.
“Grant’s actions were extremely dangerous, especially when you consider the years of training that medical professionals undertake before they are allowed to practice.
“I would like to thank all staff and officers who worked on the case as well as the Crown Prosecution Service for bringing the case to court.”