A WIRRAL family accused of making bogus holiday sickness claims to travel agent Thomas Cook have denied the allegations.

It is claimed that Paul Roberts, partner Deborah Briton and her daughter Charlene Briton made false statements following a holiday in Majorca in July last year.

It is also alleged that 43-year-old Roberts and Briton, 53, also issued similar claims for damages against the travel company about a previous trip to the holiday island in June 2015.

Roberts, of Urmston Road, Wallasey and Deborah Briton, of Oxton Road, Wallasey, denied six charges of fraud and Charlene Briton, 30, also of Oxton Road, denied two of them relating to the latter holiday.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that the claims involve assertions of illness following food poisoning.

They were further remanded on bail to await their trial, expected to last five days, beginning on March 19.

One of the charges faced by the couple involve making false representations to Thomas Cook "which was misleading or untrue" claiming for damages for illness suffered during a holiday in Majorca between June 9 and July 3 last year and another involves damages on behalf of two children.

Two other charges relate to the earlier holiday in June 2015 and involving the couple and the two children.

The two charges faced by all three defendants involve the latter holiday and made on behalf of Charlene Briton and one of the children.

The case has been brought privately by Thomas Cook Ltd.