Marylebone Court, London, heard how Mark Thomas, former chief reporter for the News of the World and now a features editor on the Mirror, had been tipped off that Morrison had a "stand-in" doing the work. The man claiming to be the singer had performed about 80 hours of the work when Mr Thomas received the tip-off.
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The self-styled bad boy of pop, Mark Morrison, was found guilty yesterday of sending an impostor to carry out laundry work and other community service chores imposed by a court for violence. The Return of the Mack singer was trapped after journalists, working with a private detective, photographed the imposter outside the day centre where he had carried out the work.