Category Archives: Trading Standards

Croydon has too few officers to police soaring knife crime

Incidents of knife crime in Croydon have nearly doubled in the past year, with 13 murders in the borough since January 2016. But police shortages in Croydon have become so bad that there were no officers available to visit the … Continue reading

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Letting agent convicted of fraud over £15,000 of deposits

A letting agent – described by a Crown Court judge as being “thoroughly dishonest” – has been jailed for 19 months after making off with thousands of pounds of clients’ holding deposits. The trial of Thirugnanaselvam Damayantharan, of Demesne Road, … Continue reading

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Energy sales pressure techniques sees council call in Ofgem

Complaints from councillors over high-pressure selling techniques used by door-to-door energy salesmen in Fieldway and New Addington has led to the council to refer an energy company to Ofgem, and effectively to advise residents to use a blunter approach on … Continue reading

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Council issues warning over rogue traders at your doorstep

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