The couple who fought to bring down the gang behind a multi million pound banking scam

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A couple from Cambridgeshire, who fell victim to a £245 million banking loan scam, have spoken of their relief after the fraudsters were convicted.

Paul and Nikki Turner, from Linton, were scammed when they took out a £160,000 business loan from HBOS in 2003.

It was one of the UK's biggest ever frauds - which might never have been uncovered if it had not been for their determination to get at the truth.

HBOS bank manager, Lynden Scourfield, was supposed to rescue struggling businesses.

Instead, he and five others were part of a loan scam fleecing small firms out of millions.

It damaged the Turner's music publishing business. But when they first discovered the fraud, they say the bank denied it and later tried to repossess their home.

Five of Scourfield's colleagues were convicted for their part in the scam. Credit: Thames Valley Police

The fraud cost HBOS more than £245 million: the spoils spent on foreign holidays, trips on a superyacht and luxury properties.

Those involved in the scam now face jail, but it has left dozens of businesses bankrupt.

The group spent their spoils on a life of luxury. Credit: Thames Valley Police

More than a decade on the Turners feel vindicated, but they are still fighting for compensation.

Paul and Nikki Turner feel vindicated after their decade long fight. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lloyds say the criminal actions in this case bear no reflection on the behaviours of the vast majority of employees of the group at the time or today.

Their statement didn't mention compensation.

Lloyds say the case bears no reflection on the vast majority of employees in the group. Credit: ITV News Anglia