A NEW Stop Sickness Scam campaign by ABTA is a welcome move that will hopefully move the UK authorities to clamp down on fraudulent holiday illness claims.

The tourist body has written to Justice Secretary David Lidington, urging him to act swiftly to stamp out the appalling practice.

CRACKDOWN: ABTA go to war on bogus sickness scammers

In Mallorca, the Federation of Mallorcan Hotels has warned that hotels will be cracking down on touts and UK holidaymakers submitting fake claims.

Anyone found guilty could face up to three years in Spanish jail with no opportunity for a suspended sentence.

And it would be fully deserved.