Dealer admits to selling ‘unsafe’ cars

Time 7:53 am, October 10, 2013

money_2A USED car dealer has been fined more than £10,000 for selling ‘unsafe’ cars.

Kevin Hempsall, 29, pleaded guilty to a total of 17 charges at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court earlier this week.

Nottinghamshire’s County Council’s Trading Standards investigated KP Hempsall Ltd, after receiving a number of complaints from eight customers between July 2012 and March 2013.

Hempsall admitted to selling cars which he had failed to check. He then mislead his customers by saying that they did not have a right to reject vehicles or have them either repaired or replaced.

The court heard that two customers purchased vehicles for road use, but were later given invoices that stated the vehicles had actually been for spares and repairs.

According to the Nottingham Post, Hempsall also sold two other cars that were described as ‘unroadworthy’, in which one car had a hole in the fuel tank.

Hempsall is to pay back £10,550 in fines and was ordered to pay compensation of £6,665.




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