A Barking and Dagenham business faces prosecution from the Trading Standards service after it sold fireworks to a 14-year-old. In the lead up to Bonfire Night, proactive officers from the council’s Trading Standards team carried out test purchasing operations across a number of businesses. Of the 10 visits conducted, only one business failed – where -> Continue reading Failed firework test purchase sees business facing prosecution
Trading Standards Officers from Newham Council carried out test purchase operations to ensure that local businesses were not selling alcohol, and vapes to young people. The recent test purchases saw young people, under the age of 18, attempting to purchase alcohol, and vapes from a number of different businesses in the borough. Overall the planned -> Continue reading Local businesses tested for underage alcohol and vape compliance
Croydon Council has now successfully prosecuted 15 businesses across the country under its trading standards team’s pilot clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children. The scheme is backed by the Home Office and National Trading Standards. The latest cases – against shopping website Very’s operating company Shop Direct Home Shopping Limited and Lancashire-based tool -> Continue reading National knife clampdown pilot reaches 15 prosecutions
Action by Croydon Trading Standards has resulted in a Norbury-based trader becoming the borough’s first shop owner to be handed a prison sentence for selling knives to children. It is illegal to sell knives to anyone under the age of 18. Shakeb Hakime, of Norbury Discount Store, London Road, was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail, -> Continue reading Croydon repeat knife seller given suspended jail sentence
Action by London Trading Standards has seen two national retailers convicted of selling knives to children. It is illegal to sell a knife to anyone under the age of 18. In Dagenham a Poundstretcher store was ordered to pay almost £13,000 in fines and costs in July after being found guilty of selling knives to -> Continue reading Teenage knife sales costs retailers £21,320
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