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Ex-football club chairman's company wound up

Thursday, 4th April 2002.

John King...the founder of HAverhill Rovers Football Club limited

The official Receiver has been called in to handle the affairs of a company set up by John King, the former chairman of Haverhill Rovers.

At London’s High Court last week Haverhill Rovers Football Club Limited was compulsory would up in an action by HM Customers and Excise,

Club officials have already stressed that only the company set up by Mr King is being wound up, not the club itself.

At a hearing in the High Court, Registrar Simmonds granted the winding up order over an unspecified sum owed to HM Customs and Excise in unpaid PAYE deductions.

Evidence was heard alleging the company, which has a registered offices at Bickerstone Hall, Field Farm, Scredington, Lincolnshire, was insolvent and unable to pay its debts.
The amount involved was not revealed.

The affairs of the company will be handed over to the official receiver.

Lincolnshire businessman Mr King joined the club in November 2000 saying that he would invest £1 million, but parted company with the club in July.

Club captain Paul Goodman said the club was not liable for the debts accrued by the company Mr King set up.”

“This has nothing to do with anyone at the club,” he said of the court action.”

Haverhill Weekly News

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