Tag Archives: Devon

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

Smallholder guilty of breaching life ban on keeping animals

Martin Veysey, 63, Bridgwater, Somerset, pleaded guilty to six charges under the Animal Welfare Act and the Cattle Identification Regulations on Tuesday 18 December at Taunton Crown Court

Posted on: 20 December 2018 | Posted in: Community

Trading standards working to ensure a ‘fake-free’ Christmas

Local law-abiding social media buying-and-selling groups are encouraged to work with Trading Standards and sign up to a five point ‘fake-free’ pledge.

Posted on: 5 December 2018 | Posted in: Community

Innovative domestic abuse and sexual violence programme launches in Devon and Torbay

IRIS helps general practice staff identify patients experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence and refer them to specialist support services

Posted on: 26 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Retired serviceman warns about phone scam

Fraudsters attempt to con grieving pensioner out of half of his savings

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Community

Online trader who sold illegal cosmetics ordered to pay back £31,000 or go to jail

An online trader who made thousands from peddling banned cosmetics and cures, which she falsely claimed could cure serious illnesses, has been ordered to pay back £31,000 of her ill-gotten gains. At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Gloucesteraaa

Posted on: 2 November 2018 | Posted in: Community

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

Rebecca Tucker, 46, of Bradworthy and Luke Morley, 37, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Community

Businesses enlisted to help combat modern slavery

From December a small team of specialised trading standards auditors will be trained in an initial pilot. They will then pass what they have learned to trusted local traders who are part of the Buy With Confidence scheme (BWC).

Posted on: 18 October 2018

Illegal tobacco seized

Haul included 8,120 cigarettes, with an estimated £1,763 duty and VAT evaded
4.5kg kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, with an estimated £986 duty and VAT evaded

Posted on: 26 September 2018 | Posted in: Community

Residents offered free car servicing quality checks

Residents in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being offered the chance to have an independent motor expert review the quality of a recent vehicle service

Posted on: 7 September 2018 | Posted in: Community