West Yorkshire pensioner sentenced over illegal money laundering business

A West Yorkshire pensioner has admitted running an illegal money laundering business from his home.

Brian Bridges, who's 70, loaned thousands of pounds to his victims over a nine year period. He charged interest of up to 40% on loans of at least £100. Trading standards officers raided his home last November.

Bridges, from Wakefield was given a 12 month suspended sentence and ordered to pay back £33,000.