Category Archives: Trading Standards

Ex-drug addict conman must pay back £15k scam cash

A FORMER cocaine addict with a £400-a-day habit who conned pensioners in a roofing scam has been ordered to pay back a large chunk of his ill-gotten gains.

William Jones was jailed for 16 months in December following a prosecution by East Sussex County Council after he tricked elderly residents into handing over cash for unnecessary, overpriced and sub-standard roofing work. Continue reading

Detection dogs pound the streets in fight against illegal tobacco

TRADING Standards Officers and their sniffer dogs will take to the streets of East Sussex this week to ask for the public’s help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco.

Illegal tobacco is known to make it easier for children to start smoking, as it is sold at cheap prices and there is evidence that its sale is linked to organised crime groups. Continue reading