Two fraudsters behind a multimillion-pound pension scam which saw almost 250 people duped out of their life savings have been jailed.

Susan Dalton, 66, and Alan Barratt, 62, who helped con 245 victims out of a total of £13.7 million between 2012 and 2014 

The scam’s “mastermind” David Austin killed himself in 2019 after being invited for a police interview under caution, the court was told. 

Passing sentence, Judge Gregory Perrins said the pair caused “such misery to so many people” 

The average amount each person lost was £55,000, but some lost many times more.