Below you will find the most recent news directly from Trading Standards South West (TSSW), the authorities in the South West that are part of TSSW, or projects operated by TSSW. All the news from the authorities is sourced directly from its respective press office.
A trader from Somerset who made false claims to consumers about his competence and approval to fit wood burners has been prosecuted. This followed investigations by trading standards officers when a Weymouth consumer complained about problems with a wood burner they had installed at their home. 26-year-old Daniel Park from… Read More
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 gains. At a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday (November 1) Merarie Day, 49, of... Read More
A former Lydney man has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the illegal sale of puppies and money laundering following a Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards investigation. On 29 October 2018 at Cheltenham Magistrates Court, Leigh Hancock formerly of Rodley Road, Lydney pleaded guilty to a total of nine offences... Read More