Croydon Council is warning residents to beware of buying fake tobacco after trading standards officers and colleagues at HM Revenue and Customs seized around 175,000 illegal cigarettes worth over £100,000.
The final prosecution in a series of groundbreaking court cases brought by Croydon Council Trading Standards has seen Extreme GB LTD based in Daventry fined £10,000 with £15,000 costs for selling knives to a child.
The country’s national trading standards body has praised Croydon Council for successfully prosecuting a network of rogue roofers and money launderers who conned thousands of pounds from vulnerable people.
Croydon Council trading standards officers have confiscated thousands of cigarettes and other tobacco products from three shops suspected of selling counterfeit and illegal goods.
Illegally selling knives online to a child has landed the owners of major shopping website Very with a £20,000 fine under the latest groundbreaking court cases brought by Croydon Council.
Selling knives online to a 13-year-old led to two companies being ordered to pay a combined total of around £20,000 at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
A Croydon Council-led national clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children has led to two more successful prosecutions.
Croydon Council and HM Revenue and Customs officers have seized almost 10,000 illegal cigarettes in a combined operation that inspected shops around the borough.
A Home Office-backed pilot nationwide clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its first successful prosecution led by Croydon Council.