A fraudster family ran a series of scam Manchester Airport parking services from an historic hall outside Altrincham.

Mohammed Isaq's parking services promised travellers their vehicles were stored in a car park covered by CCTV and 24-hour staffing when the reality was their vehicles were stored on a field at Grade-II Davenport Green Hall or on the streets in its surroundings.

Examples of the treatment of these vehicles included one which was driven for more than 600 miles in the owner's absence and which was discovered with cannabis and cigarette papers inside on the owner's return, and one which was involved in a crash with a bus.

Also there was a 'break-in' at an 'office', the back of a broken down van, in which more than 100 keys were stolen.

Trafford Council Trading Standards started an investigation into Isaq, as well as his children Amani Khan and Sultan Khan, after a number of complaints about the parking services.

Their turnover was calculated at up to £200,000 of which up to £100,000 was deemed to be fraudulent trading.

After admitting fraudulent trading Isaq, 62, was sentenced to a year and a half in prison at Manchester Crown Court last week. He was banned from running any business for six years.

Amani Khan and Sultan Khan were sentenced to 18-month community orders with 200 hours of unpaid work after admitting breaking the law on Consumer Protection by negligence.

A Trafford Council spokesperson said: "This is an appalling case in which customers were lied to and taken advantage of. They left their cars with this company on the understanding they would be kept in a safe location while they were away and this was not the case.

"I am pleased with the outcome of this case and would like to say a huge thank you to our Trading Standards team for all their hard work. We will not stand by and allow fraudulent companies to operate in our borough. We will investigate them and prosecute them." 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.