Pizza fraudster claims he is too fat to appear in court

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AN arrest warrant has been ­issued for a pizza fraudster who claimed he was too fat to come to court.

Liam Johnston, 21, was due to be sentenced for using someone else’s credit card to buy food from Dominos.

He failed to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court for the third time after earlier pleading guilty to four fraud charges.

Johnston, from Livingston, admitted pretending to Domino’s Pizzas in Bathgate that a credit card he used to pay for meals was in his name.

It was only after he had four meals costing £120 delivered to his home that it emerged the credit card belonged to someone else.

Earlier, a sheriff ordered the accused, who is unemployed and weighs 40 stone, to save money from his benefits to repay Domino’s.

When the case was called yesterday Peter Mullin, defending, admitted his client had failed to turn up.

He said: “I think there’s a suggestion that he may not be physically fit to attend court.”