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Statement: Crown Court Judge acquits Klarius Directors

04/12/2019
 
 
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03.12.2019. Today at Manchester Crown Court five current and past directors and managers of Klarius Products Ltd were 100% cleared of any criminal activities - as claimed by competitors and investigated by the Department for Transport. All were formally acquitted and found ‘not guilty’, without a trial even starting. The Crown Court Judge referred to a “shambolic failure” on the part of the prosecution and ruled that no member of the team should stand trial.

Klarius self-reported problems in 2014 and worked with the VCA through to the end of 2015 to rectify production and administrative issues. The VCA found no intentional misconduct and praised Klarius for its co-operation, openness and unfettered access at all levels. In his ruling the Judge referred to individuals from two competitor companies who sought to make commercial gain from the situation.

The Department for Transport indicated that it could not pursue the case and invited the Judge to acquit all five defendants.

Paul Schofield, solicitor acting for Tony Wilson commented “Today’s ruling marks the end of a case we have always maintained was completely misguided, unfair and inappropriate.”

Anthony Barnfather, a leading Manchester lawyer, also instructed in the case commented “This is one of the most unjust prosecutions I have ever come across. After years of being wrongly accused the directors can now get back to business without a stain on their characters.”

Further reactions and personal statements from those involved will be provided over coming days.

About Klarius Products

Klarius Products is a dedicated Emission Control Products manufacture and supply company servicing primarily the UK and EU markets. The business supplies type approved exhausts, CATs and DPFs designed, developed and manufactured in the UK and delivered via its own logistics operation. Klarius Products operations are centred on the manufacturing, R&D, test track, logistics and stock facility hub based in Cheadle in the UK.

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Klarius Products Ltd : Paul Hannah
Tel: +44 (0)1538 752 561 Fax: +44 (0)1538 751 915
Web: www.klarius.eu
Email: Paul.Hannah@Klarius.EU

 
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