Two Plymouth car sales firm bosses in trading standards trial
TWO bosses of a car sales business have denied trading standards offences.
Michael and Ryan Haxby, directors of Motor City (Plymouth) Ltd, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court to plead not guilty to six allegations. They are accused of three offences of being traders engaged in unfair commercial practices.
Michael, 56, of The Elms, Stoke, is accused of 'consenting or conniving' in a false claim that the company was a 'Trading Standards Partner' in a promotional leaflet on June 7 last year.
He is also charged with making the same false claim through 'consent or connivance' on a website between June 10 and June 23 last year. Ryan Haxby, of The Knoll, Plympton, is accused of falsely claiming through neglect that Motor City was a member of the Good Garage Scheme on June 23 last year.
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The company itself, with a garage in Valley Road, Plympton, is separately charged with the same three counts.
Both Michael and Ryan Haxby entered not guilty pleas to their individual allegations.
The elder Haxby denied the same counts on behalf of the company.
Judge Paul Darlow set a trial date for May 20 next year.