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Used car dealer lands £4,000 court bill after dishonest deal

A car dealer was ordered to pay out £4,000 after his claims about a used Vauxhall Corsa were found to be false – the car breaking down after just 20 miles.

Bradley Bailey, of Crabmill Close, Knowle, claimed that the hatchback he sold in August 2014 came with an RAC warranty, had been finance checked and had been regularly serviced.

But all of the claims were found to be untrue when Dudley Council's Trading Standards were urged to investigate by the Corsa’s new owner.

The Stourbridge News reported that 27-year-old Bailey – who traded at Stonebridge Warwickshire – pleaded guilty to seven offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 when he appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court.

Bailey was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay compensation of £1,375, prosecution costs of £2,065 and a £40 victim surcharge.

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