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Trading Standards search businesses for illegal cigarettes and vapes                    

One person was arrested and four shops searched as Trading Standards officers, Humberside Police and specialist tobacco search dogs supplied by B.W.Y. Canine Ltd, executed a number of Magistrates warrants at business premises across North East Lincolnshire this week. Thousands of vapes, tens of thousands of cigarettes and multiple kilos of hand rolling tobacco were…

4 months ago | General

Former shop owner pleads guilty after Trading Standards seizure

A former Grimsby shop owner has pleaded guilty following a Trading Standards seizure of illicit cigarettes and tobacco. Atta Hussein Abasi, 27, of Tewkesbury Street, Cardiff, appeared before Grimsby Magistrates Court on Friday 10 February charged with eight offences relating to illegal tobacco products, four offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 for possession to…

1 year ago | General
Abasi court case - goods seized

Safety warning issued by Trading Standards ahead of Bonfire Night

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards team are urging people to be safe this Bonfire Night and to only buy fireworks from registered retailers. It is usually one of the most spectacular nights of the year, but there are risks for people and animals. With Bonfire Night just around the corner, you might be thinking…

2 years ago | General
Cleethorpes fireworks

Trading Standards warning over energy bill discount scam

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards officers are urging people to be on their guard as energy bill discount scams spread across the country. Households across Great Britain will receive a £400 non-repayable discount off their electricity bills, via the Government’s Energy Bills Support Scheme in six monthly instalments, starting in October. There is no…

2 years ago | General
A social media graphic for energy bill discount scam warning of scams

Two premises found to be selling illegal vapes following Trading Standards visits

More than £16,000 worth of illegal disposable vaping bars and £3,420 worth (legitimate value) of illicit tobacco products have been seized between two premises, one in Grimsby and one in Cleethorpes. Hundreds of businesses were written to by Trading Standards in August, advising them of the law and their responsibilities, and warning of the dangers…

2 years ago | General
Some of the haul recovered by Trading Standards

Trading Standards clamp down on illegal vapes

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards team have carried out a series of inspections at a number of small retailers in the borough to assess the number of illegal disposable vaping devices on sale. By law, these devices should have an internal tank capacity of no more than 2ml, and the level of nicotine contained…

2 years ago | General