The crimes of Isle of Wight fraudster and Angel Coatings director Simon Regan have been laid bare on a national TV programme.

Episode six of the current series of Defenders: Busting the Bad Guys aired on BBC One earlier today (Monday).

The show heard how 'driveway conman' Regan charged customers on the Island and on the mainland, thousands of pounds for work which was not up to scratch.

Cameras followed a number of those who fell victim to his crimes, including 91-year-old, James Miller and his wife.

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Like others, the Islander paid more than £7,000 for a new resin driveway, which never came.

He told the BBC show: "We felt our trust had been betrayed and our money was gone."

He was one of scores of Islanders who got the ferry to the mainland to watch Regan get jailed.

Earlier this year, the Isle of Wight Council was successful in bringing a case against him who was jailed for three years for fraudulent trading.

The 57-year-old had denied three counts of fraudulent trading, between September 9, 2014, and March 14, 2021, and was found guilty at trial in February.

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During the trial, the court heard evidence from 65 witnesses from the Isle of Wight, Hampshire and Devon where Regan’s companies had committed offences.

The collective fraud of these contracts was valued at around £300,000.

In March, Regan was handed a three-year prison term and banned from acting as a company director for six years. 

Also featuring in the BBC show was James Potter, trading standards manager at the Isle of Wight Council.

Regan's conviction was hailed as of the biggest Trading Standards prosecutions ever brought by the council.