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Liverpool HMRC VAT trial collapses following disclosure problems

8 February 2018

James Martin leading for the defence has successfully argued follow a Voire Dire that the prosecution in Operation Primrose, a national "Red Diesel" VAT fraud should be stopped. HHJ Trevor-Jones, in his damning ruling he said that there had been “negligence to a lamentable degree” which was “indicative of a more systemic failure.” As a result of the Judge’s ruling HMRC offered no Evidence against the defendants left in the case.