A Barrow man has been jailed after stealing £40,000 from his mum's bank account.

Jamie Humphrey, 31 of Farm Street, was sentenced today for theft and criminal damage.

On December 3 2018 officers attended an address on Farm Street following reports of criminal damage at the property.

Following the attendance disclosures were made by the victim following the theft of money from an account over the course of a year.

Humphrey had made multiple transactions from the victim's account, most of which had not be repaid, from January 2018 to until September 2018.

Police constable Liam Oliver said: “This is a great result. Humphrey targeted a vulnerable individual and transferred money to his account to fund his gambling.

“I would like to praise the victim for coming forward, and I would urge anyone who has been a victim of such crime to report this to the police.”

He was jailed for two years and two months.

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