Roger Shelley, 68, a company director from Canewdon, Essex has been disqualified from acting as a director for 12 years.

Mr Shelley, whose disqualification follows an investigation by the Insolvency Service, gave an undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills that he will not act as a director of a limited company until May 2028.

The investigation found that Mr Shelley had caused The Vitamin Service Limited to breach regulations set out by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and those of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 by marketing ?metabolic therapy? which were potentially toxic as a treatment to prevent and/or cure cancer.

An investigation was also carried out by Trading Standards which resulted in charges being bought against both The Vitamin Service Limited and Mr Shelley as a director of the company.

Gemma Game, Deputy Head of Investigations, stated:

?When company directors do not comply with legislation designed to protect consumers, the Insolvency Service will fully investigate the circumstances and take action when appropriate.?