Stobart Group's boardroom battle has been played out at the High Court in London.

Bosses at Stobart Group sued former chief executive Andrew Tinkler.

They say Mr Tinkler conspired with other businessmen to harm the company's interests and want a judge to rule that he was lawfully dismissed.

Mr Tinkler, a former cabinet-maker who was chief executive of the business between 2007 and 2017, has denied wrongdoing, says he was removed for no good reason, and has counter-claimed.

Judge Jonathan Russen finished overseeing a trial yesterday.

He is expected to publish a ruling in the near future.

Stobart bosses had made allegations against Mr Tinkler related to expenses claims.

Mr Tinkler had denied the allegations and yesterday the judge was told that those claims were no longer being pursued.

Previously, the hearing had heard from Philip Day, owner of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, who told a judge of his surprise at being caught up row.

Mr Day said he was "extremely offended" by allegations that he conspired to injure the company.

He told Judge Russen that the allegations were "completely unfounded".

"I understand that the board of the Stobart Group alleges that I was part of an unlawful conspiracy to injure Stobart Group in order to enrich Mr Andrew Tinkler," he told the judge in a written witness statement last week.

"Those allegations are completely unfounded and I am extremely offended by them."

He said he had earlier this year offered to stand for the Stobart Group chairmanship.

"I simply agreed to stand for chairman and to be put forward for shareholders to decide who they wanted," he said.

"I thought I could bring my wealth of business experience to help Stobart Group.

"The last thing I thought would happen would be that I would be accused of conspiracy in High Court litigation."

He added: "The allegation should never have been made against me."