The Cornish charity Shelterbox have issued a statement saying they're "very disappointed" after the founder of the charity, who was accused of fraud, was discharged when a jury failed to come to a verdict:
‘It is very disappointing that these matters have yet to be resolved. It would not be proper for ShelterBox to comment further until we know how the Crown Prosecution Service wishes to proceed.’
The founder of Shelterbox said he felt like a 'naughty schoolboy' when it was revealed his son was profiting from contracts with the charity
A court has been told how the founder of the Helston charity Shelterbox awarded lucrative contracts to his son so he could buy a house.
Thomas Henderson allegedly ensured deals for camping and survival equipment were given to his 35-year-old son John's companies