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November 27, 2017 - 16:02


A Director of a former drainage company based in Ferndown, Dorset has been prosecuted and fined after a consumer was misled about unnecessary work to at their home.


August 16, 2017 - 13:09

On 14 August 2017 Christopher Ian McDonald, (aged 44, of Beech Avenue, Bournemouth) pleaded guilty at Weymouth Magistrates Court to eight specimen offences of possessing counterfeit items for sale, contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994. McDonald was ordered to pay £2,000 in fines and prosecution costs plus a £60 victim surcharge. The case was brought by Dorset County Council.

August 9, 2017 - 10:53

A car trader who sold a Weymouth man a poorly repaired vehicle that had been an insurance write-off has been prosecuted following an investigation by Dorset County Council’s Trading Standards.

August 9, 2017 - 10:40

A car trader has been prosecuted after selling an unsafe vehicle to a consumer from a garage in East Knighton, near Wareham.

May 24, 2017 - 12:55


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The leader of a gang of rogue builders who toured Devon and preyed on frail pensioners has been jailed for more than three years.

In 22 months he defrauded 21 pensioners out of £108,000, sometimes taking confused and frai customers to the bank to withdraw cash.

Johnny Carroll posed as a reputable roofer and builder with a range of apparently respectable companies. But in reality he was a convicted fraudster, who already had a suspended sentence for ripping off previous customers.