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DateCourtOffenceResult
11 March 2020High Wycombe Magistrates' CourtDid possess for supply cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco that were not labelled in accordance with statutory requirements. Contrary to Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015. The defendant entered guilty pleas to all four charges.Fined £100 on each of the four charges, ordered to pay half of the prosecution costs of £627 and the mandatory victim surcharge of £32. This makes a total amount of £1059 to be paid. The forfeiture and destruction of the seized tobacco was also ordered.
05 February 2020High Wycombe Magistrates' CourtThree charges relating to the possession of cigarettes bearing infringing trademarks and a further three charges relating to failures of the tobacco to bear the statutory warnings. Contrary to Trade Marks Act 1994, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015. The defendant entered a guilty plea to all of the charges.The defendant was given a 12 month community order to complete 100 hours of unpaid work during a 12 month period. Also ordered to pay £1,500 towards the prosecution costs and to pay the mandatory victim surcharge of £85. The bench also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of all of the tobacco products.
20 November 2019High Wycombe Magistrates' CourtOn 15 October 2019 charged with five offences in relation to illicit tobacco found in the shop premises contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015. Sentence was adjourned to 20 November 2019.The defendant was found guilty of all five offences committed whilst on a suspended sentence order and for that breach sentenced to a fine of £184. For the five offences received a 12 month community order to complete 18 rehabilitation days. Costs of £2,260 were awarded and victim surcharge of £85.
28 October 2019High Wycombe Magistrates' CourtOn various occasions Trading Standards officers attended a farm where animal carcasses and bones were found present and not disposed of in the appropriate way. Enforcement notices were issued but not complied with. Charged with five counts contrary to the Animal (By-Products) Regulations. Found guilty of all offences. Fined £500 for the two offences of failing to dispose of the animal by products and no separate penalty for the other three offences.

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