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‘Bin bags full of papers shredded’


Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell arrives at Brighton Magistrates’ Court

THE final boss of BHS told investigators Sir Philip Green’s company had been shredding “bin bags” full of documents as a takeover loomed, a court has heard.

Former bankrupt Dominic Chappell, 51, was the director of Retail Acquisitions, the company that acquired BHS for £1 from billionaire Sir Philip in 2015.

He is facing legal action from The Pensions Regulator after allegedly failing to provide information about two pension schemes when the chain imploded.

But giving evidence at Brighton Magistrates’ Court, the businessman claimed he spent months locked out of the chain’s headquarters with no access to documents.

The court heard he told investigators he heard that bin bags bin bags” full of documents were “thrown in the shredder”.

Chappell denies three charges of neglecting or refusing to provide information and documents, without a reasonable excuse, contrary to the Pensions Act 2004.

The trial continues.

Source: The Argus