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Car trader sold unroadworthy vehicles

By on 11/09/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham car trader has admitted a total of 42 offences relating to the sale of unroadworthy vehicles. Both Qamar Ashfaq, director of James Hudson Motors, in Formans Road, Sparkhill, and the company admitted a range of offences, including: 17 offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 of selling an unroadworthy vehicle; 17 offences under […]

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Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000

By on 17/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £43,000 – after being convicted last year for misleading customers – at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017). Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Islam Freedom Limited following an investigation by Trading Standards officers, assisted by City of London […]

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Cowboy builder ordered to pay £17,106

By on 03/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham builder who took more than £12,000 in payments for unfinished and unnecessary construction work on an Edgbaston property was ordered to pay £17,106 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 August 2017). John Casey (59) of City Road, Edgbaston, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He […]

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Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £71,417

By on 19/07/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Small Heath travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director have been ordered to pay £71,417 after admitting it had misled customers, at Birmingham Crown Court today (19 July 2017) Birmingham City Council successfully prosecuted Holy Makkah Tours Limited – which also traded as MB Travels and Euro Bangla – following an […]

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Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation

By on 14/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca. Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team, working with City of London Police as part of a national initiative to combat Hajj fraud, visited 12 businesses yesterday (13 July 2017). […]

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Get wise, don’t get scammed this summer

By on 04/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to get wise to the tricks con artists and rogue traders use, by attending a series of free roadshows across the city in July. During Scam Awareness Month, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers are inviting people to come to these events, which aim to equip people with the skills […]

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Car part firm directors ordered to pay £15,963

By on 03/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Three brothers who ran a Birmingham-based car parts firm were given community orders and told to pay £15,963 in costs and compensation for misleading customers who ordered items from their company at Birmingham Crown Court today (3 July 2017). French Car Spares Ltd traded from Port Hope Industrial Estate, Port Hope Road, Birmingham. The three […]

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Shopkeeper told to pay £228,737 in proceeds of crime

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader who was found to be in possession of illegal cigarettes and tobacco, has been ordered to pay £228,737 after a proceeds of crime hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June 2017). Pritpal Singh Khurana, 38, who ran M&S News, 62-64 Herrick Road, Washwood Heath, had pleaded guilty to 10 offences under […]

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Cowboy builder is jailed for two years

By on 27/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Staffordshire builder who took cash in advance for unfinished construction work was given a 24 month prison sentence, at Birmingham Crown Court today (27 June 2017). Scott Devlin (44), of Robinson Close, Tamworth, trading as Magical Kitchens and Builders, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Fraud Act 2006 and one offence under the […]

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Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

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