Leyton Orient winding-up petition dismissed at High Court




Leyton Orient were relegated to the National League in April after 112 years in the Football League

A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing in London.

Orient owed money to four creditors on the petition, having resolved unpaid taxes with HM Revenue & Customs.

Owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the relegated League Two club following a previous High Court hearing in March.

Those creditors on the petition have been paid, although it is understood other creditors remain.

There is no indication as to how many other creditors there are, but they did not support the winding-up petition.

Outside the High Court on Monday, Orient fans could be heard protesting against Becchetti, who took over the club from Barry Hearn shortly after they lost the League One play-off final to Rotherham United at Wembley in 2014.

Orient were relegated to non-league this season, their second relegation in the three years under Becchetti, ending their 112-year stay in the Football League.

More to follow.



Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40246146

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