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Dealership director jailed for sale of unsafe car

A director of a car dealership in Greater London has been jailed for one year for selling two unsafe vehicles.

Imran Kayani, of Longwood Gardens, Clayhall, is director of Essex and East London Cars in Ilford.

During a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court which ended in Kayani being found guilty, the court was told Trading Standards had received two complaints from customers who had purchased cars from the company and subsequently discovered the cars had been involved in serious accidents and had been poorly repaired.

The faults were only discovered when recovery drivers looked at the cars after they had broken down.

Kayani was charged with failing to disclose that both vehicles had been subject to major accident damage, contrary to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Kayani failed to make a declaration that one of the cars had been in a serious accident and in the case of the other, he said the vehicle had been a category C insurance total loss but misrepresented that this had been caused by a light scrape to one side.

He was given six months for both offences and the sentences will run consecutively.

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  • H. Wheeler FIMI - 15/09/2014 12:27

    Too light a sentence. And unless he repaired the car personally, any other hands on this repair should be in adjoining cells.

  • John - 15/09/2014 13:25

    No doubt the cars were offered at a low price as the old saying goes if it's to good to be true it probably is when will the public learn everyone knows who these dodgy dealers are don't buy off them go to a reputable garage and pay the price

  • Shams Ur rehman - 15/09/2014 14:08

    Its A right Decision,The People like this who are playing with the life of public. they should get punishment & even their technical License to be cancel.

  • ICEAGE - 15/09/2014 16:29

    If this guy ran the Co-op Bank, was a Member of Parliament, in charge of Children's Services, or in the Metropolitan Police Service he probably would have received a golden handshake a full pension and a commendation for outstanding service to the Public