Company ordered to pay more than £8k compensation for ‘clocked’ horsebox van

Bournemouth Echo: Company ordered to pay more than £8k compensation for ‘clocked’ horsebox van Company ordered to pay more than £8k compensation for ‘clocked’ horsebox van

A COMPANY has been ordered to pay £8,260 compensation to a Dorset woman after selling her a ‘clocked’ horsebox van.

Classic Conversions Ltd was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay the compensation and £2,079 costs by Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court for selling the horsebox van conversion with a false mileage reading and loading limit.

Susie Huntbach bought the horsebox from Classic Conversions Ltd on eBay to transport two large horses.

It was advertised as a 3.5 tonne converted Vauxhall Movano van with a 1,280kg capacity which had travelled 130,000 miles. But it had travelled more than 190,000 miles and the load capacity was 760kg.

The company, from Carlton-In-Lindrick, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to four offences of misleading a consumer.

The court heard the company had not checked the mileage or the weight of the vehicle through a lack of experience rather than any deliberate act on their part.

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4:58pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Townee says...

Old story from last week, must be slow this week to keep putting the same story on again or has the Echo got something against this company?
Old story from last week, must be slow this week to keep putting the same story on again or has the Echo got something against this company? Townee

6:15pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Huey says...

Townee wrote:
Old story from last week, must be slow this week to keep putting the same story on again or has the Echo got something against this company?
Work experience week.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Old story from last week, must be slow this week to keep putting the same story on again or has the Echo got something against this company?[/p][/quote]Work experience week. Huey

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