Midlands Superbikes owner found dead

Coastguards recover the body of Roger Constable at the Beachy Head cliffs

Posted: 1 June 2011
by Visordown News

The body of Roger Constable was found at the foot of Beachy Head cliffs on April 19th

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.

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Thief ends up over a cliff. Story ends. Simple..

Posted: 02/06/2011 at 14:15


Posted: 05/06/2011 at 21:56

not nice for his family tho mate eh . and no-one deserves that no matter what personally good luck to him wherever he is in fact bless him

Posted: 13/06/2011 at 12:22

Nothing says guilty like a jump off a cliff.

Posted: 14/06/2011 at 07:31

I liked Roger,yes I know that a lot of others don't feel the same; for valid reasons,but he was always lovely to me.
RIP Roger
Thoughts n prayers for his son.

Posted: 03/07/2011 at 21:53

It isnt as the papers report!

As for the Triumph Speed Triple that went in for repairs and ended up with a £700 bill (new starer and big service etc) which couldnt be paid by the owner, so he asked us to sell it for him.. we did!! then he said it was stolen to the police?! ring any bells Adrian Green??!!

Companies are going out of business daily owing thousands sometime millions!! are the bank managers pursued and hounded to the point they take their own lives??? NO! they get a fat payout still!!

Roger would have paid back the money to everyone he owed but the owner of World of Bikes Corby called in a debt of £160k threatening to close the business, Roger was lent the money by a "friend" so called who owned Revolver Marketing who one week later called in the receivers!! WTF!

Roger was at the time this happened in hospital as he was so ill with worry and could do nothing to prevent it.. they literally turned up unannounced and closed the shutters! when Roger came out of hospital he was escorted around the premises to collect his personal belongings.

What i will say also is that when Roger was allowed in all of the valuable stock items helmets leathers etc and bikes had been cleared by revolver marketing to recover his debt first!!

Very fishy indeed, Roger was stitched up good and proper, he didnt have bags of money stashed as people say, he was a good man who was shafted.

Roger RIP

Posted: 12/07/2011 at 17:19

Good man?
He was a sheister, sold rubbish bikes, previous write offs without even repairing them properly, he was so crooked he made fagin look legit.

Posted: 08/09/2011 at 13:43

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.

Posted: 08/09/2011 at 16:57

Midlands Superbikes, landlord Seb Barnett, pulled the plug.

He gets all his money back and people who left their bikes with MSB to sell get 2p back in every £1 owed.

Barnett has a lot to answer for.

Posted: 04/10/2011 at 18:07

He was not that bad man. He was a little bit nervous but he was good boss and paid weekly money allways on time.

Posted: 26/10/2011 at 20:28

I knew him from, 1979
He was a good com man and didn't give a fuck
he screwed so many people
good to me but foolish and trusted wrong people
I brought good bikes from him butt many were dodgy

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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