Coastguards recover the body of Roger Constable at the Beachy Head cliffs
THE owner of the collapsed Midland Superbikes dealer embroiled in a fraud investigation has been found dead at the foot of the Beachy Head cliffs, East Sussex.
Roger Constable, 56, was being investigated by the Leicester police under allegations of fraud and theft relating to 62 motorcycles from the dealership in Market Harbough.
Sussex police identified the body and in a statement said: “The body of a man found at the foot of cliffs at Beachy Head on April 19 has been confirmed as Roger Constable. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Midland Superbikes went into administration in October last year, of which Mr Constable was the sole director. The company was said to have amassed debts of £500,000, including £55,000 in unpaid tax and VAT, after it ceased trading.
Police began an investigation into several allegations of theft and fraud after customers came forward to say they that the dealer owed them several thousands of pounds.
The issue started after the owners of bikes in for repairs or in the showroom as part of a sold-or-return deal had later discovered from administrators that they had been sold, without the customers receiving any payments.
Leicestershire police will continue their investigations into the business despite Constable's death.
Thief ends up over a cliff. Story ends. Simple..
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Still doesn't deserve to be talked about badly after his death though.
The guy has a family and friends, and to do so is insensitive to their feelings as well.
People make bad business choices all the time, unless we know all the facts, lets just say RIP, and hope the truth comes out in the wash.
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Posted: 14/10/2013 at 08:36
he was a con man i knew him from 1979
was good to me but i knew what he got up to
had very dodgy guys working for him
in Ashford he had his windows broke wekly
he tried it on with me but got a punch in the mouth then he was as good as gold
he was to quick to close his eyes to what was going on
Posted: 14/10/2013 at 08:40
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