A BARNSLEY fraudster who was jailed for 48 weeks after targeting vulnerable victims throughout the first lockdown has been re-arrested for breaking the terms of his release conditions.

Lee Turton, of Underwood Avenue, Kendray, committed offences in Darfield between March 28 and May 19 last year.

The 40-year-old admitted ten counts of fraud at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on July 15.

On November 4, Turton was released on licence from HMP Doncaster but failed to comply with conditions, which included not to enter Darfield.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “On Wednesday, he was arrested for breach of licence conditions and will be conveyed back to prison.

“We hope that this gives residents some reassurance that South Yorkshire Police and partner agencies are keen to ensure such conditions are met, and in doing so, hopefully prevent further people becoming victims.”