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Trading standards news

Takeaway found to be selling a ‘nut free’ meal that contained nuts

Published on Tuesday, 28 January 2020

A routine sampling survey by Council Trading Standards Officers found a takeaway to be selling a ‘nut free’ meal which was actually found to contain nuts.

Coventry Shopkeeper fined for having illicit cigarettes

Published on Friday, 06 December 2019

Coventry Magistrate’s Court has found Mr Aziz Fatah (45) of Princess Street, Coventry and owner of Bucuresti (formerly known as Bucharest) 490A Foleshill Road, Coventry guilty of six offences.

Fines total over 25k for hot chocolate drink that hospitalised teen

Published on Thursday, 24 October 2019

A limited company, company director and two managers have been prosecuted and fined after a Coventry Trading Standards investigation into the hospitalisation of a 14-year-old with a nut allergy.

The vehicles front wheel.

City car dealer prosecuted for selling unsafe vehicle

Published on Monday, 30 September 2019

A Coventry used car dealer has pleaded guilty to selling an unsafe vehicle and applying misleading descriptions to it after a car they sold was found to be unroadworthy.

The premises

Coventry business has licence revoked

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

The premises licence for Bucuresti (formerly known as Bucharest) 490A Foleshill Road, Coventry has been revoked following a review hearing called for by Coventry Trading Standards.

Pictured: a hiding spot used by the criminals.

Tobacco crime – a trade worth millions across the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Coventry Trading Standards seized a staggering 4,584,040 cigarettes last year, with more than six million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco seized in total by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region, despite ingenious efforts to hide them.

Coventry couple sentenced for running an illicit business selling tobacco & alcohol

Published on Thursday, 21 February 2019

On 15 February 2019, at Warwick Crown Court Bartiomiej Karczewski, aged 35, and Paulina Karczewski aged 32, both of Watersmeet Road, were sentenced for selling illicit tobacco and alcohol via Facebook

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