Former businessman whose business went bust owing �460,000 in court for non payment of fines

FORMER businessman Paul Ashby has failed to pay off fines imposed for a health and safety offence. Fifty-eight-year-old Ashby told Fenland magistrates he could not pay, because his plastics recycling company went into liquidation, owing �460,000. He had f

FORMER businessman Paul Ashby has failed to pay off fines imposed for a health and safety offence.

Fifty-eight-year-old Ashby told Fenland magistrates he could not pay, because his plastics recycling company went into liquidation, owing �460,000.

He had failed to pay a �3,000 fine, �1,000 costs and a �15 surcharge.

"All my money went into the business," he said. "I borrowed �70,000 in an attempt to keep my business afloat," he told the court. "I have been in the industry for 30 years, and have never had to sign on."


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Ashby, of Station Road, March, told magistrates he had recently been working on a self employed basis, buying and selling plastics.

He was ordered to pay �50 off his debt, and the court will review his situation on April 20.

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