Doncaster-based dealer U-View has gone into liquidation following the imprisonment of the son of one of its directors.
David John Thomas was allegedly running the company although he was never a director, unlike his father, Gwynn Thomas, who was a director but had little involvement.
David Thomas was sent to prison for four years at Sheffield Crown Court in January on charges of fraud which did not relate directly to U-View (PC Dealer, 26 February). He had been under investigation by South Yorkshire Police since 1989 for multiple frauds.
In an interesting departure from the rest of the case, Thomas? father, Gwynn, was a director of an ostrich farm. A source close to the creditors said: ?I?m not sure what?s happened to the ostriches. Some of them have died, which is unfortunate and some of them have been sold, which is better.?
The Nottingham office of Deloitte & Touche has been appointed as liquidator of U-View.
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