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Horsebox builder under police scrutiny

Police are investigating Gloucestershire horsebox builder Nick Hobson following a string of complaints from customers.

Mr Hobson of Cotswold Horseboxes was the subject of a major H&H news story (1 February 2007) after he took tens of thousands of pounds from clients to build lorries he has now left neglected and partly built.

The article spurred a number of his former clients to approach H&H, and Gloucestershire Police are now asking for more information.

“We’ve had a number of calls from people who have paid money and work hasn’t been done,” said a police spokesman. “It is now beingn treated as a criminal matter and being followed up as such.”

If you have any information or a complaint, contact Gloucestershire Police (tel: 0845 0901234).

  • The case against Claire Wales of Highbarn Horseboxes, who has been charged with three offences of deception and one of theft, has been adjourned until 17 April.

    This news report was first published in Horse & Hound (29 March, ’07)

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