A 43-year-old man has denied obtaining £39,047.47 of disability living allowance by deception.

Tony Craft, of Meadow View Road, Kennington, entered a not guilty plea to the alleged offence, which dates between April 26, 2001, and April 8, 2013, at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

The case has been adjourned for a trial on September 15. Craft was released on unconditional bail.