Hunt for Fareham car dealer Stan Rudgley after Fort Wallington Car Sales closes

Daily Echo: Disappeared: Stan Rudgely Disappeared: Stan Rudgely

MYSTERY surrounds the whereabouts of Hampshire secondhand car dealers at the centre of scores of complaints over defective cars and bouncing refund cheques.

For the past two weeks shutters have been down at Fort Wallington Car Sales in Fareham after its director moved his firm lock, stock and barrel from a showroom in Southampton last month.

This has left dozens of customers who are demanding repairs or refunds in the lurch.

Hampshire police last night confirmed they were continuing to investigate disputes and Southampton City Council Trading Standards has issued advice to outof- pocket motorists.

Last month Woolston Car Supermarket dealership in Hazel Road, Southampton, closed suddenly amid mounting complaints over vehicles they were selling and moved to a new site on a Fareham industrial estate.

One businessman there, who did not want to be named, said they have not seen any movement at the site for a fortnight.

When the Daily Echo went to speak to Stan Rudgley at this home in Woolston, a man appeared at the door and said that Mr Rudgley had moved out one month ago and he did not know where he was.

Daily Echo:

Mr Rudgley has also been uncontactable by phone and by email.

According to the official list of business information, Companies House, the official address for Woolston Car Supermarket Ltd and the company trading as Fort Wallington Car Sales, Service 4 Life Ltd, is now a post box in Manchester.

With Mr Rudgley unavailable for comment it is unclear why the businesses are registered there.

Now dozens of customers demanding refunds or other compensation are furious because Mr Rudgley has closed without explanation on how he intends to make amends This comes after the Daily Echo confronted him with customers and wrested a promise he would settle disputes.

Daily Echo: Mr Rudgley (L) speaking with The Southern Daily Echo before his disappearance

One customer, Afghan war veteran and dad Dave Critchney, 37, from Locks Heath, who handed over £2,500 for his Ford Transit Connect to help start a business after he left the Army, said: “I’m just sick because I am just trying to get my money back.

“It has been causing me a lot of stress. To be honest I have no idea what to do next.

Whatever Trading Standards are doing they need to be doing it better.”

Anyone with information can contact Hampshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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11:30am Mon 17 Feb 14

stpaulball says...

Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell.
I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!!
Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell. I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!! stpaulball
  • Score: -18

11:33am Mon 17 Feb 14

CarFraudster says...

Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall?

Big lad to hide. eh.
Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall? Big lad to hide. eh. CarFraudster
  • Score: 14

11:45am Mon 17 Feb 14

stpaulball says...

CarFraudster wrote:
Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall?

Big lad to hide. eh.
BORING BORING BORING BORING-TIME TO MOVE ON.GET OVER IT WIPE THE TEARS AWAY,BE A BIG BOY AND REMEMBER GET AN AA CHECK NEXT TIME!!!
[quote][p][bold]CarFraudster[/bold] wrote: Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall? Big lad to hide. eh.[/p][/quote]BORING BORING BORING BORING-TIME TO MOVE ON.GET OVER IT WIPE THE TEARS AWAY,BE A BIG BOY AND REMEMBER GET AN AA CHECK NEXT TIME!!! stpaulball
  • Score: -40

11:46am Mon 17 Feb 14

Block41row0sfc says...

If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston.
If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: 36

11:52am Mon 17 Feb 14

stpaulball says...

Block41row0sfc wrote:
If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston.
Well said ive been watching this unfold on here for weeks,YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.I brought my last car from Hendy Ford they were great, second hand, had it AA checked all good had it 5 years now.
Buy crap have crap!!!
[quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston.[/p][/quote]Well said ive been watching this unfold on here for weeks,YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.I brought my last car from Hendy Ford they were great, second hand, had it AA checked all good had it 5 years now. Buy crap have crap!!! stpaulball
  • Score: 6

12:22pm Mon 17 Feb 14

CarFraudster says...

stpaulball wrote:
CarFraudster wrote:
Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall?

Big lad to hide. eh.
BORING BORING BORING BORING-TIME TO MOVE ON.GET OVER IT WIPE THE TEARS AWAY,BE A BIG BOY AND REMEMBER GET AN AA CHECK NEXT TIME!!!
You got a third eye or something and know why I am bothered. Look there are a pair of crooks in the area possibly preparing to rip off others.

You think that is the job of the AA to sort out?

Go give Stan and Dicky a hand packing or do you provide them other big boy services!
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarFraudster[/bold] wrote: Pretty sure Stan is in Portsmouth somewhere . People need to claim against the directors which means home addresses required. Mr Burbage still at Slime Hall? Big lad to hide. eh.[/p][/quote]BORING BORING BORING BORING-TIME TO MOVE ON.GET OVER IT WIPE THE TEARS AWAY,BE A BIG BOY AND REMEMBER GET AN AA CHECK NEXT TIME!!![/p][/quote]You got a third eye or something and know why I am bothered. Look there are a pair of crooks in the area possibly preparing to rip off others. You think that is the job of the AA to sort out? Go give Stan and Dicky a hand packing or do you provide them other big boy services! CarFraudster
  • Score: 17

12:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

stpaulball wrote:
Block41row0sfc wrote:
If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston.
Well said ive been watching this unfold on here for weeks,YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.I brought my last car from Hendy Ford they were great, second hand, had it AA checked all good had it 5 years now.
Buy crap have crap!!!
You bought a Ford. It's crap regardless of where you bought it.
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: If you want to buy a car that's in good nick go to VW or Ford. Not some scruffy fat lad with a shed in woolston.[/p][/quote]Well said ive been watching this unfold on here for weeks,YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.I brought my last car from Hendy Ford they were great, second hand, had it AA checked all good had it 5 years now. Buy crap have crap!!![/p][/quote]You bought a Ford. It's crap regardless of where you bought it. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -10

1:13pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Hastagger says...

Its a bit hard to hide something that big, someone must've seen him!
Its a bit hard to hide something that big, someone must've seen him! Hastagger
  • Score: 9

1:44pm Mon 17 Feb 14

kiddynamite says...

Hes probably in Greggs the bakers! Fat T@sser. Im sure some angry pompey bloke will catch up with this tw@t soon enough.
Hes probably in Greggs the bakers! Fat T@sser. Im sure some angry pompey bloke will catch up with this tw@t soon enough. kiddynamite
  • Score: 15

2:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

espanuel says...

stpaulball wrote:
Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell.
I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!!
You are pathetic, you haven't lost the money other people. I wonder what your gripe would have been if you were in the same boat. I suppose you have not been owed money and couldn't get it so you did some chasing. I think at the end of the day you are the boring load of C--P. Get a life TOSSER.
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell. I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!![/p][/quote]You are pathetic, you haven't lost the money other people. I wonder what your gripe would have been if you were in the same boat. I suppose you have not been owed money and couldn't get it so you did some chasing. I think at the end of the day you are the boring load of C--P. Get a life TOSSER. espanuel
  • Score: 15

2:23pm Mon 17 Feb 14

camerajuan says...

stpaulball wrote:
Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell.
I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!!
You don't HAVE to read it you know?

I can't stand cricket. It bores me. To death. Every cricket story that comes up, I ignore. I don't comment or even click on it. You know what a story is going to be about thanks to the headline, if it won't interest you - why would you read it???

More fool you Mr Ball.
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell. I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!![/p][/quote]You don't HAVE to read it you know? I can't stand cricket. It bores me. To death. Every cricket story that comes up, I ignore. I don't comment or even click on it. You know what a story is going to be about thanks to the headline, if it won't interest you - why would you read it??? More fool you Mr Ball. camerajuan
  • Score: 12

3:11pm Mon 17 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

stpaulball wrote:
Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell.
I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!!
Nail on the head

Like Triggers broom this one............

Mugs get turned over by wannabee wide boys selling from portocabin in Wolston FFS.......wheres the story in that worthy of the time you've spent retelling it ?


You've reported the story, the TS are on it, you've driven them out of trading.

Job done.
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell. I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!![/p][/quote]Nail on the head Like Triggers broom this one............ Mugs get turned over by wannabee wide boys selling from portocabin in Wolston FFS.......wheres the story in that worthy of the time you've spent retelling it ? You've reported the story, the TS are on it, you've driven them out of trading. Job done. massimoosti
  • Score: -9

3:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

camerajuan wrote:
stpaulball wrote:
Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell.
I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!!
You don't HAVE to read it you know?

I can't stand cricket. It bores me. To death. Every cricket story that comes up, I ignore. I don't comment or even click on it. You know what a story is going to be about thanks to the headline, if it won't interest you - why would you read it???

More fool you Mr Ball.
I like cricket.... and I like the way you made your point!

Hopefully somebody has him locked up in a cellar torturing* the fat waste of oxygen.

*by eating some fish n chips or a Burger King in front of him

He can run.... but I don't think he can hide that fat ars'
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: Come on echo how many more times is this boring story going to be on here.Please tell us the name of the reporter,editor or maybe photographer who has been sold a car by these guys as someone is making this guys life hell. I doubt he has a business when you lot have hounded him so much-move on very boring this load of c--p!!!!![/p][/quote]You don't HAVE to read it you know? I can't stand cricket. It bores me. To death. Every cricket story that comes up, I ignore. I don't comment or even click on it. You know what a story is going to be about thanks to the headline, if it won't interest you - why would you read it??? More fool you Mr Ball.[/p][/quote]I like cricket.... and I like the way you made your point! Hopefully somebody has him locked up in a cellar torturing* the fat waste of oxygen. *by eating some fish n chips or a Burger King in front of him He can run.... but I don't think he can hide that fat ars' Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Mon 17 Feb 14

teslpl says...

Perhaps he's traded himself in for a faster model.
Perhaps he's traded himself in for a faster model. teslpl
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Mon 17 Feb 14

kazb000 says...

Well he hasn't hidden himself that well!!

While sat at the traffic lights opposite Radcliffe Road garage, in Northam this afternoon (17-2-14) at roughly 1.30pm......
Mr Stan Rudgley was spotted chatting outside the garage front doors to a ''senior staff member'' while chain smoking.

So looks like he's still here right under everyone's noses
Well he hasn't hidden himself that well!! While sat at the traffic lights opposite Radcliffe Road garage, in Northam this afternoon (17-2-14) at roughly 1.30pm...... Mr Stan Rudgley was spotted chatting outside the garage front doors to a ''senior staff member'' while chain smoking. So looks like he's still here right under everyone's noses kazb000
  • Score: 17

4:48pm Mon 17 Feb 14

OMG of SOUTHAMPTON says...

I bought a car from them and had no problems at all and they were charming and polite - Every business has a few problems but this just seems like the Jimmy Saville, case everyone jump on the wagon and be a ''victim''
I bought a car from them and had no problems at all and they were charming and polite - Every business has a few problems but this just seems like the Jimmy Saville, case everyone jump on the wagon and be a ''victim'' OMG of SOUTHAMPTON
  • Score: -18

6:23pm Mon 17 Feb 14

IronLady2010 says...

Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee?

The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor!
Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee? The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor! IronLady2010
  • Score: -10

7:16pm Mon 17 Feb 14

stpaulball says...

Ok
Has he killed someone-no
Has he raped someone-no
Has he flashed At someone-no

So he sold a few cars that went wrong so what why can't the echo report on a story other than this crap every day.
The editor needs to really have a good look at him self or was he the one sold a car???
Move on this should have been fish n chip paper weeks ago!!!
Ok Has he killed someone-no Has he raped someone-no Has he flashed At someone-no So he sold a few cars that went wrong so what why can't the echo report on a story other than this crap every day. The editor needs to really have a good look at him self or was he the one sold a car??? Move on this should have been fish n chip paper weeks ago!!! stpaulball
  • Score: -7

7:21pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Dr Martin says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee?

The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor!
Just as bad as you using the echo to publicise a local hospital missing your medication
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee? The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor![/p][/quote]Just as bad as you using the echo to publicise a local hospital missing your medication Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

9:32pm Mon 17 Feb 14

SAB208 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee?

The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor!
He sold them with a guarantee which is worthless, an MOT which didn't exist, a tax disc that he got from Christ knows where (no mot remember) and a bucket load of empty promises. I for one hope the conning **** gets his comeuppance from someone with less scruples than he has and never gets to trade in any business again!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Did he sell the cars as sold as seen or offer a guarantee? The Echo using an Afgan war heroe as an example is just poor![/p][/quote]He sold them with a guarantee which is worthless, an MOT which didn't exist, a tax disc that he got from Christ knows where (no mot remember) and a bucket load of empty promises. I for one hope the conning **** gets his comeuppance from someone with less scruples than he has and never gets to trade in any business again!!!!! SAB208
  • Score: 8

10:45pm Mon 17 Feb 14

massimoosti says...

Darwins theory
Darwins theory massimoosti
  • Score: -3

11:34am Tue 18 Feb 14

burbagehunter1 says...

stpaulball wrote:
Ok
Has he killed someone-no
Has he raped someone-no
Has he flashed At someone-no

So he sold a few cars that went wrong so what why can't the echo report on a story other than this crap every day.
The editor needs to really have a good look at him self or was he the one sold a car???
Move on this should have been fish n chip paper weeks ago!!!
Stpaulball.... AKA Richard David John Burbage
You still trying to play down your rip-off behaviour. It doesn't seem to be going away does it? How much have you made this week Fatboy?
Stan can't be that daft that he wont sing like a canary when he gets collared....... END OF! And it it's getting closer every day........
You won't be the Big Big man then........ You will be wanting a birthday cake with a file in it?
[quote][p][bold]stpaulball[/bold] wrote: Ok Has he killed someone-no Has he raped someone-no Has he flashed At someone-no So he sold a few cars that went wrong so what why can't the echo report on a story other than this crap every day. The editor needs to really have a good look at him self or was he the one sold a car??? Move on this should have been fish n chip paper weeks ago!!![/p][/quote]Stpaulball.... AKA Richard David John Burbage You still trying to play down your rip-off behaviour. It doesn't seem to be going away does it? How much have you made this week Fatboy? Stan can't be that daft that he wont sing like a canary when he gets collared....... END OF! And it it's getting closer every day........ You won't be the Big Big man then........ You will be wanting a birthday cake with a file in it? burbagehunter1
  • Score: 8

8:16pm Thu 27 Feb 14

shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com says...

Does anyone know if Richard Burbage and/or Stan Rudgley are involved in any car business near Botley? shareaboutdodgycarsa
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Does anyone know if Richard Burbage and/or Stan Rudgley are involved in any car business near Botley? shareaboutdodgycarsa les@gmail.com shareaboutdodgycarsales.blogspot.com
  • Score: 0

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