Tag Archives: Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards

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

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

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

Bird Flu Prevention Zone in place as virus hits UK

Defra has declared a bird flu prevention zone across England and bird keepers must follow guidelines issued by the Government

Posted on: 23 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Laundered cash will be used to compensate rogue trader victims

John Rice had earned £28,950 by laundering John Carroll’s illegal earnings and Judge Cottle ordered him to repay the £11,650 that remained in his possession – the cash will go to victims.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | Posted in: Community

Trading Standards fireworks advice

When buying fireworks always look for the CE mark – it shows the product has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the essential safety requirements.

Posted on: 26 October 2017 | Posted in: Community

Counterfeit clothing seller found guilty

Seller had to pay £2231 in fines and costs and had over £5000 in cash forfeited

Posted on: 26 October 2017 | Posted in: Community

Rogue Car Dealers pay the price

Victims of rogue car dealers, John Hussey and Adam Wallis of DX Motors Ltd, Bideford, will receive more than £11,000 in compensation.

Posted on: 11 October 2017 | Posted in: Community