Tag Archives: Devon

Monkey skulls seized as part of investigation into the trade of endangered species

A number of properties in Newton Abbot and Torquay were searched under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018.

Posted on: 15 August 2019 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

North Devon builder sentenced for fraud

Leonard Eastwood, 60, of Royston Road, Bideford, trading as LE Gardens and Patios and Ocean View Paving, pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday June 18 at Barnstaple Magistrates Court.

Posted on: 20 June 2019 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
Trading Standards

Bubble blowers in Devon safe following EU safety scare

21 samples in Devon and Somerset passed product safety tests following an EU-wide safety scare  

Posted on: 20 May 2019 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
Trading Standards

Company boss admits misleading customers

Karl Paul Ward, 40, of Ilfracombe, Devon, pled guilty to seven charges of misleading consumers at Barnstaple Magistrates Court

Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Rogue builder jailed for 46 months

Lee Antony Butterworth, 47, of Oxlea Close, Torquay, was sentenced following a prosecution by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service.

Posted on: 20 March 2019 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Somerset farmer banned from keeping livestock for 10 years

Brian Churches, 58, of Yew Tree Farm, Rodney Stoke,was convicted for a range of animal welfare offences at his two farms.

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
Trading Standards

Rogue stove-fitter sentenced

At Taunton Crown Court on Friday February 15 Daniel Park, 26, of Langmead Square, Crewkerne, was given a four month suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 200 hours community service.

Posted on: 18 February 2019 | Posted in: Community

Unsure if your car service was carried out correctly? Sign up to have it checked for free…

The free quality check is part of Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service’s motor trade project, and is aimed at local residents who want assurances that their vehicle service was carried out properly.

Posted on: 12 February 2019 | Posted in: Community

Shop has licence sell alcohol revoked following evidence from trading standards

The licence of Zakopane in Market Street was revoked at Torbay Council’s licensing sub-committee on Wednesday 30  January following evidence given by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Standards Service and Devon and Cornwall Police

Posted on: 6 February 2019 | Posted in: Community
Trading Standards

Devon farmer who kept animals in ‘appalling’ conditions sentenced

Michael Rice, 68, of High View, Crediton was banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Posted on: 18 January 2019 | Posted in: Community