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Credit: East Anglian Daily Times

David Waters, Suffolk-based Anchor Mobility’s director, has been taken to court charged with multiple trading offences.

Denying all charges Trading Standards brought against him and his company, the 70-year-old appeared at Suffolk Magistrates’ Court without legal representation.

As seen in the East Anglian Daily Times, he pleaded not guilty to taking payment without delivering goods, pressurising customers to make purchases, and failing to issue refunds between October 2016 and September 2017.

Anchor Mobility has also been charged with knowingly or recklessly engaging in a commercial practice which contravened requirements of professional diligence between October 2016 and September 2017 and being involved with misleading commercial practices by failing to fulfil representations that furniture would be delivered to customers in various locations.

Additionally, David has also been accused of failing to refund one thousand pounds to a customer in Stoke-on-Trent in March 2017.

Alison Hollis, prosecuting for Suffolk Trading Standards, said the company purported to sell adjustable beds and chairs, which were allegedly never delivered to the complainants after being paid for in full or with a 50 percent deposit.

The prosecution said that the alleged total loss to 15 customers was £53,203.

Magistrates agreed the alleged offences, although triable under their jurisdiction, were too serious for their powers of sentencing in the event of conviction. They released David on unconditional bail until a plea hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on 11th September.

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