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Facebook page set up over unpaid wages at King's Lynn restaurant is removed

A Facebook page calling on people to "boycott and shame" a Lynn restaurant for staff unpaid wages has been taken down from the internet.

The page called 'Boycott and shame Market Bistro until wages are paid' was widely circulated with people sending links to the group to the Lynn News.

It follows the closure of Goldings Public House and Rooms on January 9 because the owners could not agree to a new lease.

A Facebook group was set up over unpaid wages at the King's Lynn bistro in the Saturday Market Place
A Facebook group was set up over unpaid wages at the King's Lynn bistro in the Saturday Market Place

One former worker claimed she is owed £998 in unpaid wages after being made redundant.

The employee, who did not wish to be named, said: "I have had to move out of my rented property due to not being able to afford it."

A letter confirming redundancy by director Richard Golding said: "Unfortunately, the company has insufficient realisable assets and no funds with which to appoint an insolvency practitioner and thereby initiate a voluntary liquidation. I am not in a financial position to fund this personally.

"The company, therefore, will now lie in a state of 'limbo' until either Companies House strike it from the register or a creditor winds it up through the High Court, leading to the Official Receiver being appointed as liquidator at which point you will be able to claim any monies owed to you from the government."

Posting on social media yesterday, staff at Market Bistro Catering dismissed the rumours as untrue.

The post said: "Being trolled and bullied on social media is just horrendous. Especially when what is being said is untrue."

Mr Golding, the chef who runs the Market Bistro with wife Lucy from 11 Saturday Market Place, next door to the former Wenns pub where Goldings was, told the Lynn News that once a company ceases trading and goes into voluntary liquidation it is legally prevented from removing any further assets from its bank account.

He explained that Golding Circle Limited, the now liquidated company that ran Goldings, is now in the hand of the receiver so it would be them that is liable for paying creditors, such as former workers and this had nothing to do with Market Bistro, which is a separate entity.

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