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Artificial Grass

Rogue trader jailed for 32 months following Reading Borough Council Trading Standards investigation

  • Trader inflated prices for garden maintenance
  • The bank stopped payments and the Trading Standards team launched an investigation
  • Trader jailed for 32 months on Friday 14 June 2024
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Hundreds of kilos of illegal meat seized by Reading Food Safety Officers

  • Approximately 400kg of illegal meat was seized from two Reading food businesses in April
  • Stock included 172 sheep heads and two large bags of smokies cutlets, illegal under UK law
  • Costs of £6,000 ordered to be paid by the business owners
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Taxi Driver fined following a successful prosecution by Reading Council

  • South Oxfordshire District Council licensed taxi driver pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates Court in April
  • He was ordered to pay over £1,400 in financial penalties and had eight penalty points added to his driving licence
Private hire vehicle

Unlicensed Taxi driver fined after operating illegally in Reading

  • Unlicensed driver found illegally plying for hire in Reading town centre on May 2023
  • Driver given a fine of 2,900 and eight penalty points on his licence
  • Licensing officers stress the importance of checking a valid licence is in place for your journey
Kenya Butchers, West Street

Butchers closed by the Council After Rats Contaminated Meat

  • Butcher's shop closed by Council's Environmental Health team due to extensive rat activity
  • Hygiene inspection revealed rat contamination on products for sale
  • New ownership failed to register with Environmental Health; owners fined £3,020
counterfeit goods PR

Residents urged to be scam-smart this Christmas

  • Avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
fraudster PR

£150k fine for fraudster previously convicted of selling counterfeit service history books

  • Scammer previously jailed for selling fake car service history books has been fined over £150,000 following Proceeds of Crime investigation
Taxi Licence Revoked

Private hire driver fined after operating without a licence in Reading

  • Driver found to be operating without a licence fined £982 following investigation by licensing officers
  • Residents are reminded not to use unlicensed private hire vehicles where no safeguards will be in place
Today's Express, Duke Street

Licence Revoked for Town Centre Shop

  • Today's Express, Duke Street, Reading had its licence revoked in February 2023
  • The decision follows a series of serious breaches and despite repeated warnings by the Council’s licensing team
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YoYo Sniffs Out 20,000 illegal and counterfeit cigarettes

  • Detection dog YoYo helped sniff out over 20,000 illegal and counterfeit cigarettes
  • Inspection took place along the Oxford Road last week
Fraud Free Christmas

Residents urged to have a fraud-free Christmas

  • Avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas
  • Steer clear of dangerous toys online
  • Don’t be tempted to borrow money from unscrupulous loan sharks
Unlicensed alcohol seller

Festival Offender Prosecuted After Under-Age Alcohol Sales

  • Person found to be selling alcohol without a licence to underage festival goers prosecuted
  • Charges included Exposing alcohol for unauthorised sale, in breach of the Licensing Act 2003