An admin officer who spent £25,000 of primary school money on cocaine can afford to pay back just £1, a judge heard.

Nia O'Sullivan, aged 39, was jailed last month for stealing from Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun Cae Gurwen, including £300 a week of the dinner money paid by pupils.

O'Sullivan, of Brynsiriol, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, had admitted five offences of theft and was jailed for eight months.

O'Sullivan's case was back at Swansea Crown Court for a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act, which allows the authorities to recover stolen money.

But Judge Paul Thomas was told O'Sullivan had spent it all and was broke.

The court heard that it was agreed by both the prosecution and defence that O'Sullivan had stolen £25,463.

But she was unable to pay back any of it and Judge Thomas ordered her to pay a nominal £1 within 28 days or spend an additional one month in prison.

O'Sullivan's barrister James Hartson had told the sentencing hearing that O'Sullivan had found weaknesses in the school's accounting system that enabled her to move money around to temporarily cover the shortfalls.