Former JJB top man in dock

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A FORMER chief executive chairman of collapsed Wigan retailer JJB has been charged in connection with forgery and making misleading statements to the market.

Sir David Jones, who joined JJB as a non-executive director in 2007, stepped down from the company in 2010 due to health reasons.

His son, Stuart, a former head of marketing at the Wigan based chain, was charged with one offence of aiding and abetting Sir David’s use of a false instrument.

Both defendants were released on unconditional bail after proceedings at Leeds Magistrates Court and the case will be transferred to a crown court for a hearing on April 19.