Rogue HGV training provider handed 12
month suspended sentence

Trading Standards operation busts training provider who conned victims wanting HGV training23 people caught up in the scamUsman Qureshi given three suspended sentences A rogue Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) training provider who conned people across the country out of more than £63,000 has been handed a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from being a director
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£162,000 of illegal tobacco seized in Newham crackdown

Newham Council’s Trading Standards teamed up with specialist detection dogs to track down and seize illegal tobacco worth over £162,000 at the weekend. 250,000 cigarettes have been taken off the streets, as well as 30kg of hand-rolling tobacco which had a value of £9,000.   The illegal tobacco haul was uncovered when officers visited a
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Hayes shopkeeper fined after selling banned skin lightening products

A Hayes shopkeeper has been fined £1,260 after selling an illegal skin lightening cream he told trading standard officers he thought was a harmless moisturiser. Jean Bitulu, owner of John Foods in Hayes Shopping Centre was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 24 May, after admitting seven counts of breaching the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations
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Enforcement action stops sale of over £50k of unsafe electrical goods

Havering Council’s trading standards team helped to stop unsafe electrical goods being sold to the public in an investigation which saw a company director prosecuted. Earlier this month, Rizwan Nasir (52), of Havering, was given a three-month prison sentence for offences of failing to comply with the requirements of safety regulations at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
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Launch of DSC booklet

London Trading Standards launches new campaign as doorstep crime increases in the capital

An initiative to help residents protect themselves from the perils of doorstep crime is being launched by London Trading Standards. The timing of the new campaign is imperative as the problem is currently escalating across parts of the capital. Doorstep crime is defined as bogus callers and rogue traders calling uninvited at homes under the
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Warning issued as ‘Zamzam’ Holy water found in Ealing could be fake

Ealing Council’s trading standards officers are advising the public not to buy water labelled as ‘Zamzam water’ because it could be fake and may pose a risk to health if consumed. The warning was been issued on the eve of the Ramadan festival, after council officers received a tip-off that an importer based in Ealing
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Father and son sentenced after selling clocked cars

A father and son have been prosecuted for selling £180,000 worth of dodgy cars. Janusz Borewicz, 54, and his son Krystian Borewicz, 36, were prosecuted for selling dozens of clocked cars including Audis, Volkswagens and Mercedes that had their mileage readings drastically reduced in 2015. Southwark Crown Court heard how the men had advertised 44
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Over 250,000 illegal Croydon cigarettes seized

A haul of illegal tobacco, totalling over 250,000 cigarettes, was unearthed by detection dogs in Croydon. Officers from Croydon Trading Standards, working with HMRC as part of Operation Ce Ce, targeted the location in the borough thanks to the use of intelligence – and the super-sniffers from BWY K9. The dog, called Yo-Yo, signalled the
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Illicit cigarettes cost business more than £14,000

Magistrates have ordered an Enfield business and its director to pay £14,140 in fines and costs after Council officers seized thousands of illicit cigarettes. Enfield Council’s Trading Standards team visited Carpathina European Food on Bowes Road, N11 with partner organisations and sniffer dogs as part of a crackdown on illegal tobacco sales. The team had
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Counterfeit PPE seller prosecuted

Counterfeit PPE seller prosecuted

A Southall trader who was caught selling counterfeit face masks and illicit hand sanitiser bottles has been prosecuted by Ealing’s trading standards. Mr Ulgeet Singh, sole director of Yark London Limited based in Southall appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday 22 February to answer 13 offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the
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