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Trading Standards prosecutions


Jail for farmer who ignored animal welfare advice

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a custodial prison sentence and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley, of … Continue reading

Online trader who sold illegal cosmetics ordered to pay back £31,000 or go to jail

An online trader who made thousands from peddling banned cosmetics and cures, which she falsely claimed could cure serious illnesses, has been ordered to pay back £31,000 of her ill-gotten … Continue reading

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

A couple who ran a small holding in Bradworthy where horses, cattle and pigs were kept in squalid conditions and regularly denied access to fresh water and feed have been … Continue reading

Devon farmer found guilty of animal welfare offences

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £6,307. At Exeter Magistrates Court on Wednesday … Continue reading

On-line trader sentenced for selling dangerous skin lighteners

An online trader who made thousands from selling banned cosmetics and cures which she falsely claimed could cure serious illnesses, has been given a nine-month suspended prison sentence. Merarie Day, … Continue reading

‘Crime doesn’t pay’ – fraudster estate agent to pay victims more than £130,000

A former Bovey Tracey estate agent will pay back over £130,000 to the victims he defrauded. Today at Exeter Crown Court (9 February) an order under the Proceeds of Crime … Continue reading


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