Notorious car dealers Richard Burbage and Stan Rudgley resurface - in Sainsbury's car park in Fareham

Notorious car dealers resurface - in supermarket car park

One of the cars studied by Richard Burbage and Stan Rudgley in Sainsbury's car park, with a notice on

A dead mouse inside one of the cars studied by Richard Burbage and Stan Rudgley in Sainsbury's car park, with a notice on

Notorious car dealers resurface - in supermarket car park

Notorious car dealers resurface - in supermarket car park

First published in Hampshire Business Andover Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

HOW strange... When a number of cars were found abandoned on a supermarket car park who should turn up?

Two of Hampshire’s most notorious car dealers.

Richard Burbage and Stan Rudgley were spotted by the Daily Echo studying notices placed on abandoned cars at the car park at the Sainsbury’s superstore on Fareham Industrial Estate.

As reported, the pair have been linked to firms that closed down following fury over faulty cars they were selling.

One included Fort Wallington Car Sales based on an industrial estate which has since closed down, a short drive from Sainsbury’s.

It is believed the supermarket car park is being used to store cars before they are driven off to another location.

Andover Advertiser:

But mystery surrounds how or when they got there – and no one is certain who they belong to.

Some of the cars are not taxed – and a dead mouse was spotted in the front passenger seat in another.

A large sign with a price on it – obviously from a show room – was sitting on the front seat of another vehicle.

Fed-up store bosses have launched a crackdown and called on Fareham Borough Council parking chiefs to take action.

Police are also investigating after two men were spotted getting into the abandoned cars – still with notices attached to them – and driving out of the car park.

The Daily Echo understands the cars were parked more than a week ago before parking officials noticed.

Andover Advertiser: Richard Burbage

Council staff placed fresh bright orange penalty notices on a number of abandoned cars in the Sainsbury’s car park, and shared car park for the nearby Staples and Dreams stores on Tuesday morning.

One worker said notices were being replaced on the front windscreens after initial ones had been removed.

There were discarded notices littered around parts of the car park.

The notices warned the vehicles will be removed and disposed of within 15 days if no action is taken by the owner.

The Daily Echo counted 13 vehicles with notices in the Sainsbury’s car park, and eight in other car parks nearby.

Intrigued shoppers were seen walking up to the eye-catching notices throughout the day.

Then, the Daily Echo spotted Mr Burbage arriving in a blue car driven by Mr Rudgley.

Mr Burbage got of the car and analysed a notice on one of the cars.

When confronted, he said he had nothing to do with the cars and stressed he was not in business with Mr Rudgley.

Andover Advertiser: Stan Rudgley

Mr Rudgley said none of the cars were his, before being advised by Mr Burbage not to make any comment.

Mr Burbage then got back into the car and the pair promptly left the car park.

However later Mr Rudgley returned and drove up to a black Citroen with a notice in the window.

A passenger got out of the vehicle and poured what appeared to be a bottle of water over the notice before they drove off.

The next day, two unknown individuals were seen getting into the abandoned cars and driving off.

The Daily Echo photographed them getting into a black Suzuki before one of them got out and into another blue abandoned car.

They then both drove the cars out of the car park.

But time is running out for the practice of storing cars in car parks, as they have just 12 days to collect the vehicles – or risk having them taken away by the council. Police could also take action after confirming a number of calls were made to them over the cars being driven away.

Sainsbury’s said it was working with the council to deal with the cars.

However, a council spokesman said the authority did not know who the cars belong to.

They said: “We are currently working with Sainsbury’s following reports of abandoned cars.

“We use our licensing and regulatory powers to reduce the risk of danger and to help prevent vandalism or any crime associated with abandoned vehicles.”

The council states checks are undertaken to find out if the owner can be traced and they may be charged for action taken on the vehicle.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: “We have had two reports about cars being taken from Sainsbury’s, but have been told that others have been taken over the past few days. They were a black Citroen and a silver Renault.”

Furious Burbage claims he hired private detective to trail reporter

DURING the confrontation with the Daily Echo, Richard Burbage said he hired a private detective to track one of our reporters.

A furious Mr Burbage said he knew where they lived and what clubs they attend as a result.

He claimed his family was being harassed by the press and even had photographers jumping
over his garden wall.

When asked to discuss the matter further, Mr Burbage refused and got into the car in which he
was a passenger.

The car, which was driven by business associate Stan Rudgley, then drove off out of the car park.

Background to the saga

THE Daily Echo was inundated with complaints from customers sold vehicles at Woolston Car Supermarket – a business where Stan Rudgley and Richard Burbage both worked.

This was back in January after the business suddenly closed and the stories came in thick and fast, with customers claiming they had been left in the lurch after demanding refunds and car repairs.

Horror stories also included someone buying a previously written-off vehicle and a car fitted with unregistered plates.

Others were found to be dangerous.

The premises were found abandoned but Daily Echo investigations discovered the dealership had moved to an industrial estate in Fareham, opening up as Fort Wallington Car Sales with Stan Rudgley as director.

Mr Rudgley was confronted by the Daily Echo and filmed promising to make amends to people who bought faulty cars, as well as refunds – after issuing bouncing cheques.

But dozens of people were left in the lurch again after that dealership also closed.

Documents also show Mr Burbage and Mr Rudgley are connected to another business called Hampshire Vehicle Sales run from Hazel Road in Woolston.

It was also revealed how police are investigating claims Mr Burbage was being investigated by police amid allegations he threatened a customer who claims he is owed money.

It led to Mr Burbage contacting the Daily Echo and unleashing an angry torrent of abuse.

Trading Standards also launched an investigation into claims surrounding Woolston Car Supermarket and Fort Wallington Car Sales. 

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12:01pm Fri 2 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

I hope they are both very badly beaten by well meaning vigilantes
I hope they are both very badly beaten by well meaning vigilantes rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 29

12:21pm Fri 2 May 14

funchal says...

Why don't the Police get involved and get them locked up. Clearly they are total rogues!
Why don't the Police get involved and get them locked up. Clearly they are total rogues! funchal
  • Score: 26

12:42pm Fri 2 May 14

Mavis Barlow says...

Meanwhile, at the Burbage petshop;
'That mouse isn't dead, no, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting'...
Meanwhile, at the Burbage petshop; 'That mouse isn't dead, no, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting'... Mavis Barlow
  • Score: 30

12:46pm Fri 2 May 14

SRH74 says...

Why cant the police carry out a DVLA check to see who the registered owners/keepers are ? Assume the council can't remove them before the 14 day notice is up - that seems a generous amount of time.If i'd known that i could park at Sainsbury's for 13 days, move to Tesco for 13 days and Asda for 13 more - that's the month covered and i save a fortune on parking!
Why cant the police carry out a DVLA check to see who the registered owners/keepers are ? Assume the council can't remove them before the 14 day notice is up - that seems a generous amount of time.If i'd known that i could park at Sainsbury's for 13 days, move to Tesco for 13 days and Asda for 13 more - that's the month covered and i save a fortune on parking! SRH74
  • Score: 15

12:47pm Fri 2 May 14

Zexagon says...

The DE are happy to take their money though.There was a double page spread on shops in Botley and Ophelia's boutique had a big old advert in it.
The DE are happy to take their money though.There was a double page spread on shops in Botley and Ophelia's boutique had a big old advert in it. Zexagon
  • Score: 6

12:59pm Fri 2 May 14

*ay*carumba* says...

Be a shame if a trolley was scraped down the side of these cars, happens a lot in Supermarket car parks.
Be a shame if a trolley was scraped down the side of these cars, happens a lot in Supermarket car parks. *ay*carumba*
  • Score: 16

1:11pm Fri 2 May 14

The Wickham Man says...

The Echo have done a good job on this. I'd like them to do the same thing to rogue builders, certain so called "tree surgeons", fly tippers and "tarmacadam consultants" who also rip people off and seem to escape scot free every time. Get to it guys.
The Echo have done a good job on this. I'd like them to do the same thing to rogue builders, certain so called "tree surgeons", fly tippers and "tarmacadam consultants" who also rip people off and seem to escape scot free every time. Get to it guys. The Wickham Man
  • Score: 16

1:15pm Fri 2 May 14

alwayslookingupskates says...

What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what.
i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife?
Move on move on move on
Very boring now.
What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what. i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife? Move on move on move on Very boring now. alwayslookingupskates
  • Score: -70

1:24pm Fri 2 May 14

reedhunter1 says...

i agree with the above.
What happened Mr Murry(chief editor)
Who did it Mr Murry
Who was it Mr Murry

Was it BURBAGE OR RUDGLEY-that you caught sh-----g ya wife?

It must have been one of them as this story has grown a beard as long as a tennis court zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzz
My advise Mr Murry is to get divorced and move on-dont be bitter any more.
i agree with the above. What happened Mr Murry(chief editor) Who did it Mr Murry Who was it Mr Murry Was it BURBAGE OR RUDGLEY-that you caught sh-----g ya wife? It must have been one of them as this story has grown a beard as long as a tennis court zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz My advise Mr Murry is to get divorced and move on-dont be bitter any more. reedhunter1
  • Score: -62

1:27pm Fri 2 May 14

Yorkyboy22 says...

alwayslookingupskate
s
wrote:
What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what. i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife? Move on move on move on Very boring now.
Afternoon Richard !
[quote][p][bold]alwayslookingupskate s[/bold] wrote: What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what. i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife? Move on move on move on Very boring now.[/p][/quote]Afternoon Richard ! Yorkyboy22
  • Score: 27

1:27pm Fri 2 May 14

Yorkyboy22 says...

reedhunter1 wrote:
i agree with the above. What happened Mr Murry(chief editor) Who did it Mr Murry Who was it Mr Murry Was it BURBAGE OR RUDGLEY-that you caught sh-----g ya wife? It must have been one of them as this story has grown a beard as long as a tennis court zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz My advise Mr Murry is to get divorced and move on-dont be bitter any more.
And good afternoon Stan!
[quote][p][bold]reedhunter1[/bold] wrote: i agree with the above. What happened Mr Murry(chief editor) Who did it Mr Murry Who was it Mr Murry Was it BURBAGE OR RUDGLEY-that you caught sh-----g ya wife? It must have been one of them as this story has grown a beard as long as a tennis court zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzz My advise Mr Murry is to get divorced and move on-dont be bitter any more.[/p][/quote]And good afternoon Stan! Yorkyboy22
  • Score: 29

2:09pm Fri 2 May 14

mickey01 says...

alwayslookingupskate
s
wrote:
What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what.
i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife?
Move on move on move on
Very boring now.
read something else then tosser
[quote][p][bold]alwayslookingupskate s[/bold] wrote: What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what. i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife? Move on move on move on Very boring now.[/p][/quote]read something else then tosser mickey01
  • Score: 20

2:19pm Fri 2 May 14

dolomiteman says...

alwayslookingupskate
s
wrote:
What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what.
i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife?
Move on move on move on
Very boring now.
The DE need someone to hound and harass now that they have got bored with Jason White.
As soon as they find someone else they will forget about these two guys as well.

.
[quote][p][bold]alwayslookingupskate s[/bold] wrote: What a load of crap how can this story even make the press when all its about is cars parked in a carpark-so what. i see these guys have again been victimised by the DE and if i were them id be suing them for what they are doing.This has to be the biggest ever drawn out story in the life of the DE-i would love to no did either of these guys sleep with the editors wife? Move on move on move on Very boring now.[/p][/quote]The DE need someone to hound and harass now that they have got bored with Jason White. As soon as they find someone else they will forget about these two guys as well. . dolomiteman
  • Score: -17

2:31pm Fri 2 May 14

lowe esteem says...

Lots of pictures, words, people about, so did an investigative reporter follow them? Registered owners etc? I hope these dodgy geezers are harassed to hell -like the rest of us would be. by DVLA etc.
Lots of pictures, words, people about, so did an investigative reporter follow them? Registered owners etc? I hope these dodgy geezers are harassed to hell -like the rest of us would be. by DVLA etc. lowe esteem
  • Score: 14

2:34pm Fri 2 May 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Fat jerkoffs
Fat jerkoffs rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 14

5:51pm Fri 2 May 14

KSO16R says...

Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning
Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning KSO16R
  • Score: 6

5:52pm Fri 2 May 14

wwozzer says...

Tomorrow's headline: "Multiple cars vandalised in supermarket car park"

I suspect quite a few angry ex customers are putting their doc Martens on as I type.
Tomorrow's headline: "Multiple cars vandalised in supermarket car park" I suspect quite a few angry ex customers are putting their doc Martens on as I type. wwozzer
  • Score: 13

6:02pm Fri 2 May 14

westealanycar.com.au says...

I can not believe these 2 have not been arrested yet for blatant fraud! selling cars and not registering them to new owners selling cars that that are not road legal bunch of crooks. But the police say this is a civil matter and do not help what so ever and trading standards simply say were investigating!! great job hampshire constabulary your are officially useless.

and obviously there are a couple of posts here from stan and richard! you both are a pair of jokers i really hope you both suffer.

hmm lets hope those vandals don't do too much damage to your cars as that would be really awful
I can not believe these 2 have not been arrested yet for blatant fraud! selling cars and not registering them to new owners selling cars that that are not road legal bunch of crooks. But the police say this is a civil matter and do not help what so ever and trading standards simply say were investigating!! great job hampshire constabulary your are officially useless. and obviously there are a couple of posts here from stan and richard! you both are a pair of jokers i really hope you both suffer. hmm lets hope those vandals don't do too much damage to your cars as that would be really awful westealanycar.com.au
  • Score: 17

6:10pm Fri 2 May 14

wwozzer says...

KSO16R wrote:
Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning
Has he dumped some quality 8 owner sh1tboxes there too?
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning[/p][/quote]Has he dumped some quality 8 owner sh1tboxes there too? wwozzer
  • Score: 9

6:45pm Fri 2 May 14

bullsbags says...

*ay*carumba* wrote:
Be a shame if a trolley was scraped down the side of these cars, happens a lot in Supermarket car parks.
Don't bother with trollies
I don't agree with vandalism but I would find it amusing if everyone was keyed
[quote][p][bold]*ay*carumba*[/bold] wrote: Be a shame if a trolley was scraped down the side of these cars, happens a lot in Supermarket car parks.[/p][/quote]Don't bother with trollies I don't agree with vandalism but I would find it amusing if everyone was keyed bullsbags
  • Score: 8

6:59pm Fri 2 May 14

Mary80 says...

KSO16R wrote:
Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning
well it sure aint to get himself some proper grammer skills
[quote][p][bold]KSO16R[/bold] wrote: Stan often pops into tesco express in west end of a morning[/p][/quote]well it sure aint to get himself some proper grammer skills Mary80
  • Score: 3

8:08pm Fri 2 May 14

reedhunter1 says...

No friend of these W------s just saying what i feel right but what a laugh get a life and move on.
No friend of these W------s just saying what i feel right but what a laugh get a life and move on. reedhunter1
  • Score: -13

8:37pm Fri 2 May 14

BeyondImagination says...

There are members of the public stupid enough to buy cars from this t0sser. Good luck to him for sucking the idiots dry.
There are members of the public stupid enough to buy cars from this t0sser. Good luck to him for sucking the idiots dry. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -18

12:21am Sat 3 May 14

Huey says...

I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off.
Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others.
Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die.
I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off. Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others. Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die. Huey
  • Score: 9

1:20am Sat 3 May 14

BeyondImagination says...

Huey wrote:
I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off.
Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others.
Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die.
The retards are the people who buy cars from these crooks on temporary sites. Do your homework before parting with any money
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off. Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others. Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die.[/p][/quote]The retards are the people who buy cars from these crooks on temporary sites. Do your homework before parting with any money BeyondImagination
  • Score: -4

8:54am Sat 3 May 14

CarFraudster says...

They are the new Laurel and Hardy. Bit a time away and Stan will slim down a bit .

Ran from Woolston, ran from Fareham. Stopped for some pies at Sainsies on the way to the stables and knicker shop in Botley.

It is all there on facebook. Laugh I did and do.

Jokaz
They are the new Laurel and Hardy. Bit a time away and Stan will slim down a bit . Ran from Woolston, ran from Fareham. Stopped for some pies at Sainsies on the way to the stables and knicker shop in Botley. It is all there on facebook. Laugh I did and do. Jokaz CarFraudster
  • Score: 0

9:23am Sat 3 May 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Huey wrote:
I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off.
Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others.
Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die.
Everyone makes their way in life at the expense of others.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: I heard that due to the fact they are semi retarded they can only make money buy ripping people off. Sad little men trying to make their way in life, at the expense of others. Let's hound them till they push off elsewhere, or die.[/p][/quote]Everyone makes their way in life at the expense of others. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Mon 5 May 14

Mr BCB says...

Burbage did the same in West End when in the Church public car park and surrounding area there were 20 cars most looking quite old and past their sell by date. They were advertised on Auto Trader as Church Motors. I noticed that 1 car lost its wheels overnight and was left on concrete blocks. Within a few days the cars disappeared apparently having been taken to the Hazel Road site in Woolston.
Burbage did the same in West End when in the Church public car park and surrounding area there were 20 cars most looking quite old and past their sell by date. They were advertised on Auto Trader as Church Motors. I noticed that 1 car lost its wheels overnight and was left on concrete blocks. Within a few days the cars disappeared apparently having been taken to the Hazel Road site in Woolston. Mr BCB
  • Score: 1

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