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 Brixham loan shark who made tens of thousands of pounds from desperate fishermen has been spared jail due to serious injuries he sustained in a stabbing. Jamie Grant, 43, was the ringleader of an illegal money lending gang which operated in the seaside town for six years. He made… Read More
A dairy farmer and cheesemaker has been banned from keeping farm animals and ordered to pay more than £6,800 in fines and court costs after failing to provide adequate care for his cattle. At Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on 08 June 2021, Simon Philip Stansfield, aged 63, from Upton Cross, Liskeard, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to three calves, failing to care... Read More
A Gloucester man was thwarted in his bid to sell nearly 1,000 counterfeit car badges by Gloucestershire trading standards officers. Cezary Sobieszuk, aged 39, of Sapperton Road, appeared before Cirencester Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 13 May 2021 following a trading standards investigation. He pleaded guilty to four offences, one relating... Read More