Trading standards news
Gold bangle scam trio jailed
Three jewellers who falsely claimed that sets of gold bangles they manufactured and sold were made from higher quality gold have today (7 November) been jailed for a total of 14 years.
Trader sentenced for counterfeit goods
The owner of a Birmingham-based business has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to a number of offences relating to the possession of counterfeit and unsafe goods.
Trader ordered to pay £85,726 for selling illicit tobacco
A Birmingham trader, who was found to have illicit tobacco in his shop, has been ordered to pay £85,726 at Birmingham Crown Court today (3 October 2017).
Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000
A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director were ordered to pay £43,000 - after being convicted last year for misleading customers - at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017).
Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation
Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca.