Preston rogue trader who was paid thousands of pounds for work he failed to do has sentence delayed after contracting Covid

The sentencing of a notorious rogue trader has been adjourned again after he claimed he had Covid-19.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 3:45 pm

His case was already delayed on the last occasion when the court received a message he had been admitted to hospital.

Steven Lee Senior, 56, of Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston, was due to be sentenced this week for trading offences involving a family property in Charnock Richard, Chorley, which adjoins Harry’s Fish Bar.

The father-of-five previously admitted a charge of engaging in a commercial practice which contravenes the requirements of professional diligence.

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Lancashire Trading Standards launched an investigation after a report from the Chorley family.

The case centres around his failure between June and July 2018 to set out their rights to cancel contracts for roofing and building work, and failing to complete the work, for which he had been paid thousands of pounds.

The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court adjourned the case again until January 27.

Lee was previously jailed for 18 months - one of the longest prison sentences Lancashire Trading Standards have ever secured for a bogus workman - for similar offences.

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