A pensioner has been forced to take legal action after a bank withheld his £193,000 inheritance.

Peter Teich, 74, from Cambridge gave his solicitor the wrong sort code and the money was mistakenly transferred to another Barclays customers account, who refused to return it.

He expected to receive the money in April after his father’s death.

But he realised there was an issue when his sister received her inheritance and he did not.

Mr Teich says his solicitor immediately contacted Barclays and was told it would take a week for the money to be returned.

In May, Barclays wrote to Mr Teich saying he had been “mis-advised” about the funds being restored – and credited his account with a “small token gesture” of £25.

“I freely acknowledge my

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