Category Archives: Trading Standards

Rogue builder to pay back £16k or face more jail time

escc logoA ROGUE builder who conned a 91-year-old man into paying for unnecessary work to his home has been ordered to pay back more than £16,000 or face more jail time.

William Henry Jones, previously of Butts Field, Hailsham, was sentenced to 34 months in prison last year after admitting tricking his victim into paying more than £13,000 for unnecessary and poor-quality work on the roof of his Eastbourne home. Continue reading

Counterfeit shoe seller must pay back £60K or face jail

escc logoA MARKET trader who was caught selling counterfeit trainers, shoes and boots at Rye Market has been ordered to pay back £60,000 or face prison time.

Sukhdeav Singh, 58, of City Way in Rochester, Kent pleaded guilty in February 2023 to 13 counts relating to trademark theft for having in his possession for sale counterfeit footwear with a retail value if they were genuine of over £170,000.

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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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