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Major liar's a pounds 1M loser; Faker's scam fails.



Byline: Lynn McPherson

A fake army officer who launched a pounds 1million damages claim won't get a penny after his own lawyer admitted he wasn't credible.

Self-styled Major General Sir Kenan Winn, 60 - really plain Ken Winn - was injured when he fell 20ft from a roof five years ago.

Winn - who claimed to be a highly-decorated war hero - pursued claims against ES Access Platforms and survey firm CKD See count-key-data.  Galbraith.

But insurance investigators exposed his Walter Mitty Wal·ter Mit·ty  
n.
An ordinary, often ineffectual person who indulges in fantastic daydreams of personal triumphs.



[After the main character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber.
 lifestyle and revealed he had only reached the rank of private and never won any honours.

Winn's case at the Court of Session was thrown out after Lord Brodie ruled that the firms were not to blame.

Winn was ordered not take to the witness stand by his own QC Robert Milligan Robert Milligan (1746 - 21 May 1809) was a prominent English merchant and ship-owner, and was the driving force behind the construction of the West India Docks in London.  because he was not "someone worthy of credence".

Tim Kirkwood, chief executive of CKD Galbraith, said: "We are relieved the case brought by this extraordinary man who doesn't seem to have any grip on reality has collapsed.

"Thank goodness the judge saw through the whole thing."

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 27, 2012
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