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
On the 25th April 2022, Ms Daria Wojciechowska from Calderdale appeared at Bradford Crown Court for selling illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco from the business, Euro Market, 206-208 Queens Road, Halifax, HX1 4NE. Ms Wojciechowska was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a requirement to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work. She is also required to pay £700 towards prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £85.
On the 22nd March 2022, Mr Karzan Abdullah from Huddersfield appeared at Leeds Crown Court for selling illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco from his business, Town News Huddersfield Ltd trading as Town News of 8A John William Street Huddersfield HD1 1BA. Mr Abdullah previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 8 weeks immediate imprisonment. Mr Abdullah is the third illicit tobacco dealer to be sent to prison this year.
Two individuals have been prosecuted by Leeds City Council after defrauding the Direct Care Payment process, whilst supposedly acting as carers to a disabled man with care and support needs. Samantha ROWLEY and her friend Lynne BARRATT were subject of a criminal investigation by the West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT), a multi-agency task force working on behalf of Leeds City Council, following concerns that the two had fraudulently claimed Direct Care payments.
On the 15th March 2022, Mr Mohammad Riaz from Bradford appeared at Bradford Crown Court for selling illicit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco from his business, Sunrise Supermarket, 93 Westfield Road, Bradford, BD9 5EF. Mr Riaz previously pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 28 days immediate imprisonment.
No Smoking Day is one of the UK’s biggest health awareness campaigns, it provides a supportive environment for people to quit smoking. It also 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 9th March.
On the 9th February 2022, Mr Ali Mohamad from Bradford and Mr Aram Ahmed Mohammedie from Leeds appeared at Leeds Crown Court for selling illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco at their business, Mama Mia Convenience Store Ltd, 274 Harehills Lane, Leeds, LS9 7BD. Both had previously pleaded guilty. Mr Ali Mohamad was sentenced to a 9 week custodial sentence suspended for 18 months. He is also not allowed to leave his home between 7pm-7am for 4 weeks. Mr Aram Ahmed Mohammedie was given a community order for 18 months and ordered to complete 120 hours unpaid work.