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Joint operation as part of week of action to tackle rogue trading

Sheffield Town Hall

12 May 2017 Officers from Sheffield Trading Standards and South Yorkshire Police were out in force this week, in a targeted operation against rogue traders believed to be responsible for a string of incidents across the city. The operation was organised after elderly and vulnerable residents in Sheffield were targeted and conned into paying out thousands of pounds for unnecessary ...

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Sheffield shop loses alcohol licence

Illicit tobacco products that were seized at Alpha Food and Wine

Friday 21 April 2017 A shop in Sheffield had its alcohol licence revoked yesterday (Thursday 20 April) due to concerns about the sale of illicit tobacco products, and of alcohol to underage drinkers. Concerns were raised about Alpha Food and Wine, 234 Abbeydale Road Sheffield, at a review hearing initiated by Sheffield Trading Standards with strong support from Sheffield Safeguarding ...

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Older people enjoy internet safety session as part of Not Born Yesterday campaign

Kathleen Mysberg and a friend enjoy the online safety session

30 March 2017 A 100-year-old “silver surfer” was among those who enjoyed an internet safety session, in a bid to give pensioners more confidence in using computers and increase their safety online. The event, run by undergraduate Computer Information and Security student Rob Lister and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and Age UK Sheffield, was part of Sheffield ...

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Shop has licence revoked for selling illegal cigarettes and alcohol

Sheffield City Centre

10 February 2017 For the second time this week, Sheffield City Council has revoked the alcohol licence of a shop found to be selling illicit goods. Double Diamond, in Page Hall Road, was found to be selling illicit vodka and cigarettes, which hadn’t had duty paid and were lacking the correct labels. Members of the licensing sub-committee yesterday (Thursday 9 ...

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Defrauded resident speaks of ordeal after Sheffield man sentenced for rogue trading

Justice scales

9 February 2017 A tradesman has been sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for a year, following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s trading standards team into his rogue trading. Colin Graham Shaw, of Hazlebarrow Crescent, Jordanthorpe, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 7 February for sentence. The 68-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to eight offences; three under the Fraud Act and ...

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Licence revoked from shop for selling illicit cigarettes

Stas cigarettes

8 February 2017 A shop which was discovered to be selling illicit cigarettes and cigarettes to children has had its alcohol licence revoked by Sheffield City Council. Sta’s, in Main Road, Darnall, is therefore no longer licenced to sell alcohol. This will be a major loss in income for the shop and potentially affect any premises letting and sale value. ...

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Pensioner backs “Not Born Yesterday” campaign after being scammed out of thousands of pounds

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah. Albert has been receiving support from Sheffield City Council's Trading Standards team through the Not Born Yesterday campaign.

9 January 2017 A war veteran who was almost scammed out of his entire life savings has added his support to a Sheffield City Council-led campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire ...

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“Not Born Yesterday” campaign launched to help protect vulnerable people from scams and rogue traders

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah. Albert has been receiving support from Sheffield City Council's Trading Standards team through the Not Born Yesterday campaign.

16 December 2016 Neighbours and relatives of elderly and vulnerable people are being urged to join a campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the Sheffield City Council-led campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire Police, Age UK Sheffield ...

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Illegal tobacco stamped out at local shop

cigarettes

Friday 28 October 2016 A shop owner in Sheffield has been ordered to complete 150 hours of community service and pay £460, after being caught selling illegal tobacco products for the second time. Mr Osman Kadir, of 84 St Anns Road, Rotherham, and owner of Abbey Stop Shop, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, (now called The Eastern European Mini Market) was prosecuted ...

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Painter and decorator sentenced for fraud

Tuesday 9 August A local businessman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for a year following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards into his fraudulent trading. Lucien Nicholas Carter, of Frickley Road, Sheffield pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation in May, and was sentenced yesterday (Monday 8 August) at Sheffield Crown Court. Trading standards began ...

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Conman builder jailed for swindling £165,000 from unsuspecting customers

Justice scales

Thursday 30 June 2016 A rogue-trader has been sentenced to five years imprisonment, after he was prosecuted by Sheffield Trading Standards for defrauding local people out of thousands of pounds through his building companies. On Wednesday 11 May Wayne Mark Smith, 47 of Doncaster Road, Barnsley pleaded guilty to 17 offences under the Fraud Act 2006, the Company Director Disqualification ...

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What’s on your plate? Food allergies can be fatal

24 May 2016 Sheffield Trading Standards are reminding local food businesses that they must know and make clear what’s in the food they are serving. Sheffield Trading Standards Officers recently visited 29 premises to make sure they were complying with the regulations brought into force in December 2014 by the Food Standards Agency. 45% of these premises were found to ...

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Sheffield man fined £1,900 for selling illegally imported puppies

Sheffield City Council has prosecuted a Sheffield resident for selling puppies that were illegally imported from abroad. Sandor Juhasz-Vedres, 56, of Castledale Grove, Manor pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 May 2016 to bringing dogs into the country without the correct health certificate, and without notifying the appropriate Government department that they were being imported. He also ...

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Council continues crackdown on illicit alcohol sales

8 January 2016 Sheffield City Council have shown further commitment to the crack down on illicit alcohol sales, after revoking the licence from the owner of two shops, who was caught selling illegal alcohol despite a previous offence. This was the outcome of the Licensing Sub-Committee hearing held on Monday 4 January, which saw Rhythm and Booze on Abbeydale Road ...

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Trading Standards officers keeping communities safe this Bonfire Night

4 November 2015 Did you know that sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil? Or that a rocket can reach speeds of 150mph? In order to keep people safe this Bonfire Night, and ensure that the season remains fun for all, Sheffield City Council’s trading standards officers have been out and about across the city to remind traders of ...

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