Monday, 23 October 2017

Car dealer has to pay £2,800

A CAR dealer has been ordered to pay more than £2,800 after admitting lying about the mileage of a vehicle

A CAR dealer has been ordered to pay more than £2,800 after admitting lying about the mileage of a vehicle he was selling.

Christopher Edwards, who was trading as Henley Cars in Remenham Hill, advertised a Volkswagen Golf on the Auto Trader website, saying it had had done 77,000 miles and that it had a full Volkswagen service history.

In fact, it had travelled at least 140,840 miles and the Volkswagen dealer stamps were false, Reading Magistrates’ Court heard.

Edwards, 29, of Grenville Close, Burnham, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching consumer protection regulations and was ordered to pay £1,500 compensation and £1,326.24 in costs.

The prosecution was brought by West Berkshire Council after trading standards officers investigated a complaint in October last year.

The court heard that although Edwards, who was also known as Christopher James, was not involved in the “clocking” of the vehicle, he had made no checks before he sold it.

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