A nurse has been jailed for nine months in the latest of a string of NHS bursary fraud stings.

Roy Kudzai Mapfumo was convicted on Monday at Liverpool Crown Court following an investigation by NHS Counter Fraud.

In February 2001, the Zimbabwean had been granted limited leave to remain as a student in the UK until the end of October.

But he failed to contact the Home Office when his leave expired and then used a forged passport to receive a student bursary worth £20,317 while studying for a three year degree course in adult nursing at Buckinghamshire New University.

He then applied for a job at a private nursing home using his passport and a forged Home Office letter stating he had indefinite leave to remain with no restrictions on seeking employment.