The former parent company of Watford FC has been wound up at the High Court today.

A Usual Compulsory Order was made against Watford Leisure Limited by Registrar Derrett after a petition was lodged by the law firm Dentons UKMEA LLP against the company last month.

The company had once been used to float Watford FC on the stock market but was later de-listed just before former Hornets’ owner Laurence Bassini took control of the club in 2011.

Watford Leisure Limited's involvement with Watford FC ended when the current owners, the Pozzo family, bought the club last summer.

Winding up petitions can be made against companies if they cannot repay debts of more than £750 and the successful application means Watford Leisure Limited will now be put into liquidation.

Documents from Companies House reveal Laurence Bassini was the last director remaining on the company’s books after other former directors David Fransen, Graham Taylor and Stuart Timperley resigned last summer.

In November last year the company’s address was changed from Vicarage Road Stadium to an address in College Road, Harrow, attributed to Mr Bassini.