Bury FC HMRC debts paid off as winding-up petition against the club dismissed

A judge has dismissed a bid to wind up Bury Football Club.

Judge Sally Barber analysed Bury's case at an Insolvency and Companies Court hearing in London on Wednesday after being told that the club had tax debts.

A lawyer representing HM Revenue and Customs, which had made an application to wind up, told the judge that a debt had been paid.

No detail of the amount Bury, who were founded in 1885, had owed was given at the hearing.

Bury won promotion to Sky Bet League One at the end of the 2018-19 season, but English Football League officials expelled the club in August after bosses failed to show they could pay debts.