Category Archives: Trading Standards

Trading Standards storm damage warning

escc logoWITH the risk of seasonal storms causing structural damage to properties, East Sussex Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of rogue traders.

Wet and windy weather can see residents needing to make urgent repairs to their properties, which may lead to homeowners receiving cold-calls from bogus traders with offers to repair roofs, clear gutters and remove fallen trees.

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£5,000 fine for selling fake tobacco and vodka

boxes of cigarettes A HASTINGS shop owner has been fined thousands of pounds after being convicted of eight offences relating to illegal tobacco and vodka.

Following an investigation by East Sussex Trading Standards into the illegal sale of goods, Taha Khelani, 53, previously of Seaside in Eastbourne, was sentenced to a fine of £5,000 at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, July 28.

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Brothers convicted over fake shoes

market stall with shoe boxes with shoes on top on themTWO BROTHERS from Kent have been convicted of breaching the Trade Marks Act after being caught selling counterfeit trainers, shoes and boots at Rye Market.

Sukhdeav Singh, of City Way in Rochester, Kent pleaded guilty to 13 counts relating to trademark theft for having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of over £170,000.

Hardev Singh, 54, pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching the Trade Marks Act, having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value of £36,140 and for selling a pair of counterfeit Nike trainers to an undercover Trading Standards officer.

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