Paul Coxwell with a book over his face
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Man is jailed for Peterborough Broadway Theatre fraud

A man has been jailed for three years and three months after the theatre company he was running, while disqualified as a company director, lost £1m.

Paul Coxwell's company reopened the Broadway Theatre, Peterborough, in 2011 after a huge fire two years earlier but the theatre closed just five months later.

Coxwell, 29, of High Wycombe, admitted fraud at Peterborough Crown Court.

Despite being disqualified from being a director due to a previous fraud conviction, he had changed his name and went on to set up three companies with the aim of reopening the theatre.

BBC Look East's Louise Hubball was in court.

  • 04 Aug 2014