Mobility aids businessmen admit offences

THREE businessmen from a north Derbyshire mobility aids firm have admitted to a series of commercial and sales offences against their customers.

Leeds Crown Court heard on Monday, July 4, how directors Vincent Watkinson, Timothy Wright and John Higginson, of Compass Mobility, on Derby Road, Clay Cross, were charged with offences committed between 2008 and 2009.

Watkinson, 50, of Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, and Wright, 46, of Goldcrest Drive, Spondon, Derby, 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 a misleading omission.

Higginson, 63, of Locko Road, Lower Pilsley, Chesterfield, 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.

The case was adjourned until a date to be fixed and all three defendants were granted bail.

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