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Twice-banned boss clamped 1 May 2013

The disqualified director of a car-clamping company has been convicted for the second time of acting as a director of Regional Clamping Services (UK) Ltd whilst disqualified.

Following an investigation by The Insolvency Service, Lee Peacock was first banned for ten years in March 2009, and convicted of breaching the ban in November 2010.

Peacock has also been convicted of using a prohibited company name.

Ian West, deputy chief investigation officer of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills said: “This case should serve as a reminder to disqualified directors that if you breach your disqualification you will be prosecuted.

“The investigation was carried out with the support of Thames Valley Police, who provided evidence that made a significant contribution to the successful prosecution of Mr Peacock.”

Peacock’s initial five-year disqualification followed the company Regional Clamping Services (UK) Ltd entering liquidation on 25 February 2009.

On 6 March 2009, Peacock was also disqualified from acting as a director of any company at all and in November 2010 was convicted of both these offences, plus two charges of fraud.

Witnesses reported Peacock’s on-going involvement with Regional Clamping Services (UK) Ltd despite his disqualification less than six weeks after the November 2010 conviction.

Peacock, 47, initially denied the charges but subsequently pleaded guilty to both on 29 April 2013. He was convicted in Isleworth Crown Court.

Sentencing has been adjourned until after the conclusion of a trial for drugs matters, brought by the Crown Prosecution Service, which is due to be heard in July 2013.

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