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West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) have joined forces to warn communities against being taken in by scams organized by those looking to exploit the situation created by COVID-19.
Nasar Munir has today been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to 9 year and 9 months for his part in a fraud conspiracy which targeted vulnerable consumers for unnecessary, substandard and overpriced security and home improvement work. This follows the sentencing on 3rd March 2020 of his co-defendants Mohammed Mansha Abbas, Mohammed Zulfqar Abbas, Mohammed Vaqaas Abbas and Imran Shan and brings the total sentences handed down in this case to almost 30 years.
As part of No Smoking Day 2020, West Yorkshire Trading Standards in partnership with Neighbourhood Policing Teams from West Yorkshire Police and local council licensing teams carried out a series of raids on premises suspected of supplying illicit tobacco in Kirklees, Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield. The week long operation resulted in the seizure of more than 50,000 illicit cigarettes, 15kg of illicit hand rolling tobacco and the seizure of a quantity of cash suspected of being the proceeds of crime. The operation also resulted in the arrests of 2 nominals for the supply of illicit tobacco who have now been bailed pending further enquiries. If genuine, the haul would have been worth more than £32,000.
No Smoking Day is one of the UK’s biggest health awareness campaigns that provides a supportive environment to quit smoking and highlights the many sources of help and advice available to smokers who want to give up the habit. West Yorkshire Trading Standards is encouraging smokers to take the first step in giving up smoking for good by making a pledge on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 11th March.
Trading Standards first began an investigation into the activities of Bespoke Home Security Ltd and Bespoke Home Improvements Group Ltd in early 2015 following a number of complaints regarding their selling practices.
On the 28th February 2020, Adam Ali appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court for supplying illegal tobacco from his business Piotr I Pawel, 23 Duckworth Lane, Bradford, BD9 5ES. Ali pleaded guilty on all charges and was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work over 12 months and ordered to take part in 10 sessions of ‘thinking rehabilitation skills’. He was also ordered to pay £300 towards costs and a £85 victim surcharge.