A MAN has been jailed after defrauding his brother out of tens of thousands of pounds from their parent's will.

Andrew Hogg was granted power of attorney by his brother Peter, who lives in sheltered accommodation in Ulverston because he has a learning disability.

The 43-year-old appeared at Preston Crown Court for sentencing after admitting fraud by abusing his position and intending to make a financial gain for himself.

He was sent down for more than two years.

Hogg, of New Cross Walk in Sheffield, committed the offence in Ulverston between June 2010 and January 2018.

The court heard that on March 29 2010 Peter Hogg granted his brother power of attorney over his financial affairs after the parents left them both an equal share of money to be split evenly between them.

But he spent the money left to his brother on various purchases and made money transfers using his credit card.

The court heard that Hogg, who was charged with defrauding his brother of £47,000, admitted to £35,000 of the charge which was agreed by the judge.

He was sentenced to 27 months in custody.