Staffordshire Police are reported (The Drinks Business) to have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of fraud, false misrepresentation and conspiracy to defraud in relation to Le Bordeaux Wines Ltd, a wine investment company. Up to £1 million is said to have been invested in wine through the company, who also offered to buy wine from investors. The man is on police bail until April.
Le Bordeaux Wines Ltd was founded 9.10.12. 25-year-old Jonathan Charles Braybrook is the sole director. Its registered office and trading address is at 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7RS – a serviced office. The company's annual return has been overdue since 6.11.13.
Braybrook is also the sole director of Le Bordeaux Wine Shed Limited founded on 5.10.12, also at 88 Wood Street. He is also a director of Jb Trading & Co Ltd with its registered office and trading address at 11 Burns Road, London, SW11 5AD. Both of these companies are in the process of being dissolved.
DC Chris Pope, investigating officer for Staffordshire Police, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who has invested in this company, or bought wine from this company, to contact me.
“No matter how much money has been lost it is vital that all those who invested come forward.
“The company’s website is now deactivated and if people try to access it they will be directed to Action Fraud, and ultimately myself.”
Anyone who has fallen victim to Le Bordeaux Wines Limited, or has had any contact with the company, is urged to contact DC Chris Pope at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 258 of 9 December 2013, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.