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08 December 2023 - Press Release - Rogue Traders handed suspended sentences for fraud and consumer protection offences

On the 6th December 2023 at Reading Crown Court two Bournemouth-based traders appeared for sentencing, after pleading guilty at a previous hearing. Daniel Fidler, aged 31 of Fletcher Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for fraud, suspended for 2 years, and ordered to pay £4,000 towards the prosecution’s costs. Also in the dock was Aaron Civil, aged 34 of Grantham Road, Bournemouth, who was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for consumer protection offences, suspended for 18 months, and penalised with 100 hours of unpaid work requirement plus 20 days of a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

05 December 2023 - Press Release - Successful Waste, Taxi and Road Safety Operation in Bagshot

The Public Protection Partnership undertook a successful operation on the Bagshot Road, Bracknell, with colleagues from Thames Valley Police Roads Policing, The Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency on the 29 November 2023.

29th November 2023 - Press Release - Builder receives sentence of 40 months imprisonment

Following an investigation by the Shared Trading Standards Service supported by the Joint Case Management Unit, Danny Preece, age 47, a trader residing at Walkers Yard, Eversley Road, Aborfield Cross, entered guilty pleas to one count of Fraud and three counts of Engaging in Unfair Commercial Practice at Reading Crown Court on the 16th October 2023.

15th November 2023 - Press Release - Trading Standards support Safeguarding Adults Week 2023

Hosted by the Ann Craft Trust, Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 will be taking place between 20th -24th November. It is an opportunity for organisations to come together with the aim of highlighting key safeguarding issues, starting conversations, and sharing best practice.

10th November 2023 - Press Release - Trading Standards and Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Offer have held a successful series of Free Electric Blanket and Portable Heating Testing

As a result of successfully bidding for grant funding from the Office of Product Safety Standards (OPSS) the Public Protection Partnership was able to offer residents of Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham free electric blanket and portable heater testing.

8th November 2023 - Press Release - Nitrous Oxide Banned From Today

The possession of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, has become a criminal offence in the UK

24th October 2023 - Press Release – Trader previously sentenced to imprisonment for fraud has £44,132 confiscated under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Daniel Fidler, aged 30 from Bournemouth, had a confiscation order made against him at Reading Crown Court on 19th October 2023 ordering him to pay £44,132 under the 2002 Act.

13th October 2023 - Press Release – Driver fined for breach of weight restriction - Offences under section 5 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) has successfully prosecuted several drivers for weight restriction orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

13th October 2023 - Press release - Drivers fined for breach of weight restrictions - Offences under section 5 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) enforces weight restriction orders made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

11th October 2023 - Press Release - Thatcham resident convicted of trademark offences

R’Ellite Raiments Ltd and Rajkumar Karuppiah Rajan aged 40, both from Thatcham, entered guilty pleas to seven offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994.
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