A LAG who claimed guards were torturing him because he found a spider in his cell had his compensation bid kicked out of court.
The con tried to use human rights laws to sue the government after finding the creature.
It was one of thousands of bonkers cases chucked out of court last year as ministers launched a fresh crackdown on fraud claims from behind bars.
In total, more than 1,700 unsuccessful legal claims worth nearly £60million were kicked out of court in 2021. Another involved a prisoner who said he broke his ankle after slipping on a wet floor.
CCTV footage later revealed he actually fell while running away from the canteen after stealing a pasty and jumping over two “wet floor” signs.
One chancer claimed his human rights were being abused when prison staff stopped giving him bananas.
And another claimed his right to family life had been breached when screws refused to give him hair clippers for five months.
Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said he would use a new Bill of Rights to prevent such claims.
He said: “These trivial compensation claims clog up the justice system and waste hard-working taxpayers’ money.”
The law will make it easier for judges to kick out the claims before court hearings.