Courts customers threaten legal action

INCENSED Ipswich customers of crisis-hit furniture chain Courts today threatened legal action against the company.Andrew Read who spent time in the cells after staging a sit in at the furniture store has now joined forces with John Yarnton who also faces the prospect of losing money already paid to the Ipswich store.

INCENSED Ipswich customers of crisis-hit furniture chain Courts today threatened legal action against the company.

Andrew Read who spent time in the cells after staging a sit in at the furniture store has now joined forces with John Yarnton who also faces the prospect of losing money already paid to the Ipswich store.

Today they are calling on other Courts customers to join their fight.

Father-of-four John Yarnton, of Blake Road, and Andrew Read, today launched a bid to unite Ipswich's Courts customers affected by the company's fall into administration.

Mr Read said: "It's a case of taking the option to stand up for our right to have the property we have paid for.

"The more people involved the more likely we are to succeed."

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Mr Yarnton, who paid £2,300 for a suite he has not received, added: "If we could create a list of people in a similar situation we could actually work as a group.

"What we'd like to do is arrange a meeting with the administrators but we need that list of people to have the power to do so.

"There must be something in the private courts that would protect you."

Administrators were appointed after banks withdrew their support over debts totalling £280million.

Customers have expressed their outrage at not knowing if they will receive refunds for money paid to the store or whether they will receive furniture they have paid for.

Courts customers wanting to join the group can call Andrew Read on 01473 684430 or John Yarnton on 07796995101.

Weblink: www.courts.co.uk

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