Since 1986 we’ve been delivering a number of trusted shared services on behalf of the five district Councils with in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. We provide nine diverse, specialist services to both the public and private sectors.More About West Yorkshire Joint Services
Five members of an extended Bradford family who ran an online counterfeit clothing operation have been ordered to pay back the proceeds of their crime at a hearing at Bradford Crown Court.
Simon Goodison pleaded guilty to 8 offences under The Trademarks Act 1994 and 2 offences under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court in February 2021 to a 12 month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work.
On the 1st October 2021, Mr Omed Omar from Huddersfield appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court for selling illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco from his business Kingsgate News, 14 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2PT. Mr Omar pleaded guilty to committing offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 and carrying out a business contrary to section 9 of the Fraud Act 2006 and was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a requirement to perform 150 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to make a £500 cost contribution, due to his current financial circumstances and a £90 victim surcharge.
An operation between West Yorkshire Trading Standards, West Yorkshire Police from Leeds East, Trading Standards officers from Sheffield, North Lincs, North East Lincs, Barnsley and Doncaster, licensing officers from Leeds City Council, revenue protection officers from British Gas and Wagtail UK, targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco resulted in a seizure of more than 70,000 cigarettes and 8kg of hand rolling tobacco. If genuine, the value of the cigarettes seized would be over £40,000 with a loss of duty to the tax payer of more than £25,000. A large quantity of cash was also seized, believed to be the proceeds of crime from the sales of illicit tobacco.
On the 4th August 2021, Mr Mariwan Tofiq Mustafa failed to appear at the Bradford Council Licensing Sub Committee to hear an application for the review of the licence to sell alcohol at his business Piotr I Pawel, 23 Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 5ES. The alcohol licence was revoked in his absence.
On 4th August Officers from West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Trading Standards came together to implement a Cold Calling Control Zone in Gledhow, Leeds. The zone funding came via the Home Office Safer Streets fund, obtained by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and has added 239 properties to an existing zone in the area.