Car repairer’ repeating false description offences

PUBLISHED: 12:33 23 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:39 28 May 2010

A MAN who was imprisoned for failing to carry out promised repairs to motor cars is out of jail – and doing the same thing again. Kerry Nurse, of Pound Road, Chatteris, admitted charging Stewart Gould hundreds of pounds for reconditioning the engine of hi

A MAN who was imprisoned for failing to carry out promised repairs to motor cars is out of jail - and doing the same thing again.

Kerry Nurse, of Pound Road, Chatteris, admitted charging Stewart Gould hundreds of pounds for reconditioning the engine of his Mitsubishi Delica in January 2006.

Nurse, 44, pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying goods with false descriptions at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court.

Azreen Mussa, prosecuting, told the court how Mr Stewart had contacted Cambridgeshire Trading Standards officers after work carried out by Nurse on his car engine left the car difficult to drive.

Trading Standards then contacted an expert witness to examine the repair work Nurse said he had carried out on the car. On inspection, no evidence of any reconditioning work having been carried out was in evidence.

Ms Mussa said that when Mr Gould asked Nurse if he could advertise the car for sale as having a reconditioned engine, Nurse said: "Yeah, sure." Mr Gould, of Clare Road, Chatteris, was out of pocket to the tune of £3,382.63 after paying Nurse and then a garage in St Ives to repair the car properly, Ms Mussa claimed.

Fred Sagoe, mitigating, told the court that despite Nurse's previous offences dating back to 2003, this latest incident was an isolated case.

In 2003, Nurse was sentenced to 12 months in prison at King's Lynn Crown Court for six similar offences under the Trades Descriptions Act.

Magistrates committed Nurse to Crown Court for sentencing, at a date yet to be set.


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