Court date for firm di­rec­tors

Di­rec­tors and traders from firm face trad­ing charges

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

Di­rec­tors and a num­ber of traders at a Peter­bor­ough business will ap­pear in court charged with mis­lead­ing and ag­gres­sive trad­ing.

A num­ber of traders at Life Com­fort Prod­ucts, based in Papyrus Road, Peter­bor­ough have been charged over trad­ing prac­tices between 2015 and 2017.

The fam­ily-run com­pany, which was es­tab­lished in the city in 2009 sells re­cliner chairs and ad­justable beds. It trades across cen­tral, eastern and north­ern Eng­land.

A hearing was held at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day, but was ad­journed un­til Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 16.

No pleas were taken dur­ing the short hearing.

In to­tal 11 traders and two di­rec­tors face charges, as well as the com­pany it­self.

The 13 peo­ple in­clude Jac­que­line Turner and Ge­of­frey Turner, who are named in the charges as di­rec­tors.

They are charged with car­ry­ing on business of com­pany with in­tent to de­fraud cred­i­tors/for other fraud­u­lent pur­pose and trader know­ingly/ reck­lessly en­gag­ing in a com­mer­cial prac­tice - un­fair trad­ing reg­u­la­tions.

The 11 oth­ers are charged with be­ing a trader en­gag­ing in a com­mer­cial prac­tice which is a mis­lead­ing action con­tain­ing false in­for­ma­tion and/or trader en­gag­ing in a com­mer­cial prac­tice which was ag­gres­sive.

The charges al­lege some of the traders ig­nored no cold call­ing stick­ers, writ­ing out cheques for vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple and putting pres­sure on vul­ner­a­ble, el­derly cus­tomers.

The peo­ple fac­ing charges are from the Peter­bor­ough area, and from fur­ther afield in­clud­ing Not­ting­hamshire, Derbyshire, York­shire, the West Mid­lands, Lu­ton and Liver­pool.

The com­pany it­self faces a charge of trader know­ingly/ reck­lessly en­gag­ing in a com­mer­cial prac­tice - un­fair trad­ing reg­u­la­tions.

The next sched­uled court hearing will take place at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court.

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