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Raid on local shops uncovers £200k haul of illicit goods

TRADING Standards officers visited four premises yesterday morning using search and seizure powers under the Consumer Rights Act, and uncovered a haul of illicit cigarettes, tobacco and vapes. The visits were part of Operation CeCe, a national campaign involving Trading Standards and HM Revenue and Customs. The products seized during the visits are illegal to…

3 months ago | Enforcement
A picture of illicit vapes on a worktop

Trio ordered to pay over £1400 for PSPO breaches in Council first

Three men have been found guilty in court of breaking a range of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) across North East Lincolnshire and ordered to pay nearly £1500 in fines. North East Lincolnshire Council introduced the PSPOs through the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act in 2014. The act gave local authorities the power to…

3 months ago | Enforcement
The WiSE enforcement team with Cllr Ron Shepherd and Neil Clark