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Leamington boss jailed for fraud Paul Henstone put in spotlight by TV show Cowboy Builders

By Jonny Greatrex, on 13 February 2012

Paul Henstone, 41, from Bankfield Drive, Leamington was jailed in December for 16 months after admitting fraud charges.

The shameless builder left homeowners thousands of pounds out of pocket by with unfinished jobs.

Now Henstone, who ran Blackdown Construction and later Roc Construction And Roofing Ltd, has been featured on Channel Five’s Cowboy Builders.

A recent episode featured a single mum who handed over £13,000 for a kitchen extension and a garage to be converted into a bedroom.

After a few weeks, Henstone and his staff failed to turn up.

They left wires dangerously exposed and the extension was not properly supported, causing cracks in the walls.

Another single mum gave Henstone £40,000 to convert her basement but he left the job before completing it.

Henstone also received a concurrent eight-month sentence, for acting as a director of Blackdown Construction Ltd between December 2006 and December 2007, despite being banned from running a firm because of bankruptcy.

The fraud related to March 2008, when he conned three building merchants into handing over £15,000 of supplies on credit

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