Bank makes £1.5 million error plunging family-of-five into poverty

A family-of-five from Worthing have been forced into poverty after their bank froze all their accounts - when an error left them £1.5 MILLION overdrawn.

The Livermore family have been forced to go to food banks and live off hand-outs from friends and relatives for nearly a month after a blunder by Barclays left them £500,000 overdrawn on all three of their accounts.

Paul and his wife Kayleigh, both 31, have struggled to provide for their three children aged 11, eight and seven for almost a month after the mistake on Bank Holiday Monday.

Barclays have confirmed they are investigating the matter, but are currently unable to ascertain how long the matter will take to get sorted.

A Barclays spokesperson said: "We are currently investigating the matter."

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