TWO west Cumbrian men involved in what a judge said were "really big" fraud offences have been warned that they are facing likely jail sentences.

Kevin Musson, 63, and Ryan Musson, 39, admitted offences linked to their involvement in a firm called Cumbria Roofing Northwest when they appeared yesterday at Carlisle Crown Court.

Musson senior, of Calderbridge, Seascale, pleaded guilty to three offences.

They were: contravening a company director disqualification by acting as a manager of Cumbria Roofing Northwest between May 12, 2016, and May 30 the following year; fraudulently removing £9,450 from the firm after voluntary winding up resolution for the firm was passed; and a like offence involving £28,583.

Ryan Musson, of The Orchard, Ravenglass, admitted the two offences: aiding an abetting Kevin Musson to act in contravention of company director disqualification; and making a wrongful application for a company striking off company striking off order.

The prosecution accepted not guilty pleas to a number of alleged offences faced by both men.

They included a charge that both men fraudulently removed from a company that was due to be wound up £153,731.

Judge Simon Medland ordered background reports on both defendants and ruled that they must observe an overnight curfew until they are sentenced on April 8.

He told the defendants there is a "high risk" that they are facing immediate custody.

"All options are open," said the judge, adding: "These are really big fraudulent offences." He gave the defendants the option to serve a tagged curfew between now and sentence, explaining that every two days of this would cut any jail term by one day.