Man who bought BHS for just £1 gets driv­ing ban

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A FOR­MER boss of BHS who bought the re­tail chain for just £1 has been banned from driv­ing for six months for speed­ing.

Do­minic Chap­pell, from Win­ter­borne Clen­ston, Dorset, ex­ceeded a 40mph speed limit in An­dover, Hamp­shire, in April.

The 49-year-old (above) was driv­ing a Range Rover when a po­lice of­fi­cer clocked him driv­ing at an av­er­age speed of 63.9mph at 8.47pm.

Af­ter be­ing pulled over, Chap­pell told the po­lice: “This will cost me £25,000. I’ve been driv­ing since I was 18 and have never had an ac­ci­dent.”

He was dis­qual­i­fied from hold­ing a driv­ing li­cence for six months at Alder­shot Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Chap­pell bought the high street busi­ness off Sir Philip Green in 2015 through his com­pany Re­tail Ac­qui­si­tions.

Last month he de­nied the £2.6mil­lion pack­age he took, in­clud­ing a £600,000 salary, con­trib­uted to the demise of the brand. The small­est known di­nosaur was about FOUR INCHES tall and weighed less than a chi­huahua

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