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VW UK boss apologises for emissions scandal

The head of VW cars in the UK has apologised "unreservedly" for "significantly" letting down its customers in the diesel emissions scandal.

It comes days after the American boss of VW made a 'sincere apology' over the scandal which has affected more than 11 million cars worldwide.

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Hundreds of VW owners in UK 'interested in legal claims'

Hundreds of UK owners of Volkswagen (VW) cars have registered their interest in taking part in group legal claims against the manufacturer, a law firm has said.

Slater and Gordon reported that it has been contacted by over 500 people who believe they were misled by VW in the wake of the emissions tests scandal.

Volkswagen has revealed that 11 million cars worldwide were fitted with software to cheat emissions tests. Credit: PA

The firm's head of group litigation, Jacqueline Young, said that if UK cars are found to have defeat devices then drivers and dealerships could make a claim for being given false information and having a devalued asset.

Law firm Leigh Day also said it was representing hundreds of VW drivers in the UK.

Its consumer goods expert, Bozena Michalowska-Howells, also criticised the manufacturer for its "woeful lack of clarity" over which cars and countries are affected.

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