Saturday 23 February, 2019

Dwight Yorke pays tax debt in full, avoids bankruptcy

Former Manchester United star Dwight Yorke has avoided bankruptcy by paying off a £1.5million debt.

Yorke, who was the subject of a bankruptcy petition from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had the petition dismissed on Monday when he paid the sum in full.

According to an article by The Sun, a representative from the HMRC at an Insolvency and Companies Court hearing yesterday, confirmed the fee had been collected.

HMRC representative Tomi Omoyinme told the court that "The debt has been paid in full."

Specialist insolvency judge Sally Barber awarded HRMC costs of £881 after she dismissed the bankruptcy petition.

The former Trinidad and Tobago international was not present at Monday’s hearing in London.

Katie Price, his former lover and the mother of his son, Harvey, also faced financial battles earlier this year when she was given to the end of October to come up with a plan to pay off a £45million debt.

Just two weeks later, it was revealed that Yorke was the subject of an insolvency hearing. 

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