Monthly Archives: July 2016

Shop owner found hiding quarter-of-a-million illicit cigarettes by sniffer dog

A shop owner who was caught hiding almost a quarter-of-a-million illicit cigarettes has been given a suspended prison sentence. For the full story, please visit the link below.  

Doorstep trader scams warning

As part of National Scams Awareness Month, North East Lincolnshire Trading Standards are issuing a series of warnings to consumers and residents, spreading the word about scams that have cost local people dearly. This week, Trading Standards are looking at

Silence of The Scams – a real life horror story

Mail scam victims in North East Lincolnshire were cheated out of almost £150,000 last year, according to new figures collated by the council’s Trading Standards team. North East Lincolnshire Trading Standards can confirm that in the last financial year, people

Sentences handed out for illicit tobacco

The council’s trading standards team brought forth the prosecution against two individuals.  The two were found guilty of possessing illicit tobacco with intent to sell, and were both handed suspended prison sentences.   Neil Clark, community protection manager responsible for