test-purchasing exercise

December 2016

Second conviction earns trader jail sentence

2016-12-21T11:52:13+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Recent news|

A Norbury-based trader has become the borough’s first store owner to be handed a prison sentence for selling knives to underage customers.

Shakeb Hakime, of Norbury Discount Store, London Road, was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail, suspended for […]

August 2016

May 2016

April 2016

Court costs cut into Costcutter profits

2016-04-29T10:35:27+01:00 April 29th, 2016|Recent news|

The profit made on a single bottle of Becks beer was wiped out, many times over, for a Thornton Heath shopkeeper when he was fined for selling alcohol to two under-age customers.

Pleading guilty at Croydon Magistrates’ Court […]

August 2015

Slicing into illegal knife-sale figures

2015-08-26T09:19:56+01:00 August 26th, 2015|Recent news|

Following a recent change to legislation that will see criminals facing substantial jail terms if convicted of a second knife offence, the success of Croydon’s trading standards team in preventing the sale of blades to youngsters has […]

July 2015