Car clamping boss who preyed on drivers in Brent is hauled before the courts a second time
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Lee Peacock,from Uxbridge, is convicted of breaching a ban on him holding a directorship
The boss of a car-clamping company who terrorised drivers in the borough has been convicted for the second time of breaching a ban on him holding a directorship.
Lee Peacock, from Uxbridge, continued to head up Regional Clamping Services (UK) Ltd (RCSUK) despite being barred from running a company.
Isleworth Crown Court heard the 47-year-old had wound up a previous clamping company called Regional Clamping Services Ltd, but broke the law by setting up RCSUK six weeks later.
His company carried out a series of terrifying practices after preying on drivers in Wembley and Harrow.
After one motorist was clamped in an industrial site a man dressed in combat style clothing threatened to tow him away if he did not pay £333 in cash, before blocking the driver’s car with his own tow truck laughing during his cruel antics.
In a similar incident, a motorist was forced to hand over £385.
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In 2010, he was convicted of fraud and ordered to refund his victims.
On Monday, he admitted breaching his disqualification order and an offence under the Insolvency Act 1986.
He will be sentenced at a later date.
Ian West, Deputy Chief Investigation Officer from 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 authorities will work together to bring to justice those who ignore the law.”