Man stole from OAP

James Stovold.
James Stovold.

A LANCASTER man has admitted burgling an elderly woman’s house.

James Stovold, 28, of Windholme, Scale Hall, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to the distraction burglary at the 78-year-old’s home on Green Lane, Skerton, on July 27.

Stovold will return to court to be sentenced on December 2.

He was previously jailed for three and a half years in February last year after swindling £4,610 out of pensioners in Lancaster and Morecambe, by charging them for building work he did not carry out.