Southend: Judge dismisses court bid to wind up League One club
Last Updated: 22/01/20 11:45am
A judge has dismissed a bid to wind up Sky Bet League One strugglers Southend United.
HM Revenue & Customs officials had said tax was owed and asked for the football club to be wound up.
But Judge Sebastian Prentis dismissed its application on Wednesday at a hearing in the specialist Insolvency and Companies Court in London.
A lawyer representing tax officials told the judge that the debt had been cleared by the club.
In December, another judge had said Southend bosses should get time to pay.
Detail of how much had been owed by Southend - who are 12 points adrift of safety in League One and managed by former England defender Sol Campbell - did not emerge at the hearing.