So.. is jailed car dealer planning The Great Escape?

Time 9:49 am, August 10, 2015

Gavel and scales

A CAR Dealer being sent to jail for selling a dangerous vehicle caused a moment of unintentional humour in court – his mobile phone went off and played the theme to The Great Escape.

Neil Gaffney was being sent down at Birmingham Crown Court after being given a five-month jail sentence.

The court had heard that Gaffney, aged 48, from the Kings Norton area of the city, had misled a family who had bought a £1,400 Nissan Terrano from him, which he claimed drove almost as good as new.

In fact, the Birmingham Mail reported, it turned out to be a badly-corroded vehicle which was potentially dangerous to drive.

The victims, who had five children, had to then take out a loan to buy another vehicle, the court heard.

Only time will tell if Gaffney’s ring tone was of any particular significance…

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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