Bolton Wanderers have paid tax debt, court told

Bolton Wanderers bosses have paid money owed to the taxman, a specialist judge has been told.

Inland Revenue officials had begun legal action and the struggling Championship club's name appeared in a list of "winding up" cases at a Companies Court hearing on Wednesday.

But a lawyer representing revenue officials told the hearing in London that a debt had been paid and a judge, Deputy Registrar Tina Kyriakides, dismissed a winding up petition.

No detail of the amount owed by the club was revealed at the hearing

Nearly two years ago Bolton bosses said tax debts had been settled in the wake of a takeover by a consortium fronted by former striker Dean Holdsworth.

Inland Revenue officials wanted struggling Bolton wound up after complaining that the club owed more than £2 million.

But a specialist judge dismissed a winding up petition at a court hearing in London in March 2016 after being told that the debt had been paid.