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Man admits £1.3m cyber fraud

A man has admitted using hi-tech gadgets to plunder huge sums of money from a high street bank.

Tony Colston-Hayter pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to conspiring to steal £1.3 million of credit balances from Barclays Bank before diverting the cash to 41 separate bank accounts on last year.

He admitted being in possession of a "vast quantity" of personal mail and bank details - estimated to be in the region of 400,000 documents - and a hi-tech 24 SIM phone exchange machine for use in order to commit fraud.

The 48-year-old also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud using credit cards on or before September 19 last year.

Couple to be sentenced for running prostitution ring

A couple who sexually exploited Polish women at brothels run from a Greenwich call centre will be sentenced tomorrow. Kamil Niewiadomski and Ewa Nosal posted adverts for escorts on a Polish website. When applicants came to work for the pair, their photos were posted on adult services websites here.

Niewiadomski also fined victims £10 if they were late or a client walked out. Officers investigated the pair after several victims rang their hotline.

Detectives recovered almost 50 identity cards for Polish men and women at their house, suggesting all had been exploited or worked for the pair.

Police believe there may be many more victims.

Nosal and Niewiadomski both pleaded guilty to controlling prostitution for gain at Southwark Crown Court on 11 October . Niewiadomski also pleaded guilty to doing an act tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice.