Businessmen face court sentencing

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Three businessmen who took advantage of elderly and vulnerable customers during a series of unlawful commercial and sales offences are due to be sentenced.

Bradford Crown Court heard today, August 10, how directors Vincent Watkinson, Timothy Wright and John Higginson, of Compass Mobility, on Derby Road, Clay Cross, were charged with the offences committed between 2008 and 2009.

Compass Mobility, which according to the courts has now gone into administration, operated as a limited company selling mobility aids nationwide for disabled and elderly people.

Watkinson, 50, of Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, and Wright, 46, of Goldcrest Drive, Spondon, Derby, have both pleaded guilty to eight counts of engaging in a misleading action, two counts of aggressive commercial practice, three counts of unfair commercial practice and two counts of engaging in a misleading omission.

Higginson, 63, of Locko Road, Lower Pilsley, Chesterfield, has pleaded guilty to seven counts of engaging in unfair commercial practice, two counts of engaging in a misleading omission and one count of engaging in an aggressive commercial practice.

Judge Rodney Grant extended the defendants bail and adjourned their case until October 14 for sentencing.