Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sir Geoff Hurst yesterday told of his remorse after his name was "abused" to promote Spanish flats that were never built.

The England football hero told the High Court he was "taken in completely" in a deal that saw him lose £600,000.Sir Geoff, 68, and six others claim they are owed £2million after investing in property near Marbella on the Costa del Sol.They are suing businessman Mark Cordner, claiming he pocketed a large slice of the cash.
Sir Geoff, who scored a hat trick at the 1966 World Cup final, told the High Court: "I feel remorse, allowing my name to be used and abused in this way."The seven thought they were investing in property company Royal Marbella Group, which never owned the land where flats were built by another firm.

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