Public protection - prosecutions

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The council's Public Protection Team aims to ensure that the county borough is a healthy, safe and fair place for people to live and work, with reducing levels of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. We take steps to raise awareness and work closely with local traders to ensure that they understand what the law requires of them and that they comply with all of their legal obligations.

One of our key tasks is to expose and bring before the courts those individuals and businesses we discover acting illegally. We do not take the decision to prosecute lightly but when appropriate we will take action to provide protection to the public and to maintain a 'level playing field' for legitimate businesses to trade in the county borough.

We will also act against alcohol sellers who are in breach of their conditions of licence or are failing to uphold the objectives of the Licensing Act, and other legislation, by calling for a review of the licence by the Licensing Committee.

In order to help legitimate businesses and provide information to consumers we have produced lists of recent prosecutions. The lists identify: -

  • The name of the company or person against who the case was brought
  • Brief details of the offence
  • The penalty imposed by the courts
  • The legislation under which the offence was committed

It is information which both consumers and traders alike may find of interest.

When reading the details of those prosecuted it should be remembered that some of the offences do not come to light immediately and could have been committed a number of years previously. Where a licence has been reviewed it may be subject to appeal and the most up to date information is included.

This information is made available for a limited period in order to promote the openness, transparency and accountability of the criminal justice system to the people it serves.

The information is made available solely on the understanding that it is for the individual use of the person who has accessed the page. The information on this page must not be stored, recorded, republished or otherwise processed without explicit agreement of Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Trading standards prosecutions

Defendant's NameDetails of the Offence and Court hearingDecision of the CourtLegislation
Warren James Davies, Pontllanfraith.17 January 2014 at Newport Magistrates Court.

As a Director of WD Cars Limited of Cross Keys, by virtue of his negligence.

1. Gave a consumer an indication on an invoice that their rights were less than they were.

2. Failed to indicate that the airbags on a Fiat 500 had been deployed and needed replacing.

£1400 fine, £562 costs to the Local Authority, £1300 compensation to the consumer and £70 victim surcharge.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
WD Cars Limited, Crosskeys.17 January 2014 at Newport Magistrates Court.

1. Gave a consumer an indication on an invoice that their rights were less than they were.

2. Failed to indicate that the airbags on a Fiat 500 had been deployed and needed replacing.

£100 fine.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
John Jones Trading as Maerdy Garage of Rhymney.10 January 2014 at Newport Magistrates Court.

Offering to supply of a dangerous motor vehicle.

£250 fine £850.50 costs to the Local Authority, and £25 victim surcharge.General Product Safety Regulations 2005.
Melvin Kitchen of Aberbargoed.The offence was heard on 10 January 2014 at Newport Magistrates Court

Possession of cigarettes which were counterfeit, possession of cigarettes that did not have required health warnings printed on the packs.

£120 fine, £500 costs to the Local Authority, £20 victim surcharge.Trade Marks Act 1994.
The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002.
Zoe Packham. Keble Court Graig-Y-Rhacca. Caerphilly. D.O.B 31 October 1991.Date of Offence on or around 21 May 2013. Court hearing 29 November 2013 at Newport Magistrates.

Giving her waste to an unlicensed waste carrier subsequently found illegally deposited at Addison Way Grag-Y-Rhacca Caerphilly.

12 month conditional discharge £489.27 costs.Trade Marks Act 1994
Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34 (2a).
Gillian Margaret Day-Jones trading as Days Dream of Quaker's Yard.13 December 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court.

Possession and sale of counterfeit toys, watches and other goods.

Possession of Toys which were unsafe and inadequately marked.

3 Year conditional discharge, £833 costs to the Local Authority and £15 victim surcharge.Trade Marks Act 1994
Consumer Protection Act 1987.
Toy Safety Regulations 2011.
Mark Anthony Griffiths of Penyrheol, Caerphilly.29 November 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court

Storage of fireworks in unregistered premises.

£500 fine, £238 costs to the Local Authority.Manufacture and Storage of Explosives Regulations 2005.
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
Wendy Faulkner of Aberbargoed.Driving a Licensed Hackney Carriage without being licensed by the Local Authority to drive such a vehicle.

15 November 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court.

£400 fine, £40 victim surcharge and £438.20 costs to the Local Authority.Town Police Clauses Act 1847.
David Thomas Rawlinson of Cheltenham.As a Manager of MP Global Trading Limited, promoting a house to house collection for a charitable purpose without a licence having been obtained from the local authority, by virtue of his neglect.

8 November 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court.

24 months conditional discharge, £845 costs to the Local Authority, £15 victim surcharge.House to House Collections Act 1939.
Mark Davis trading as Valley Dampproofing and Plastering of Bargoed.Carried out damp proofing which was not to professional standard. Failure to give consumer cancellation rights.

4 October 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court.

12 Month Community Order, to include 10 days on Substance Misuse Programme, 200 hours unpaid work, £500 costs to the Local Authority and £60 victim surcharge.Fraud Act 2006.
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
Anthony Allen Moses Of AberdareCarried out damp proofing which was not to professional standard.

4 October 2013 at Newport Magistrates Court.

£600 fine, £1124.75 costs to the Local Authority and £60 victim surcharge.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
Mr Bledar Shehu. George Street. Argoed.23 September 2013 at Cwmbran Magistrates Court.

Smoking in smoke free premises.

Driving a vehicle which did not have the necessary "hire and reward" insurance cover.

£35 fine £120 costs to the Local Authority and £15 victim surcharge.Health Act 2006.
Wayne Bartle-Evans of Cwmcarn.15 August 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Acting as a Private Hire Taxi Operator within Caerphilly County Borough Council, whilst not having the appropriate License.

Driving a vehicle which did not have the necessary "hire and reward" insurance cover.

£110 fine, £20 victim Surcharge, 6 Penalty Points on Driving License.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.

Road Traffic Act 1988.

Philip Michael King of Sutton Coldfield.25 July 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

As a Director of MP Global Trading Limited, promoting a house to house collection for a charitable purpose without a licence having been obtained from the local authority, by virtue of his neglect.

24 months conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge and £291.38 costs to the Local Authority.House to House Collections Act 1939.
MP Global Trading Limited of Sutton Coldfield.25 July 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Promoting a house to house collection for a charitable purpose without a licence having been obtained from the local authority.

24 months conditional discharge, £15 victim surcharge.House to House Collections Act 1939.
Thomas John Holvey and Kevin John Holvey of Tirphil.11 July 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale and possession of cigarettes which were counterfeit(TJ Holvey only), sale and possession of cigarettes that did not have required health warnings printed on the packs.(both).

TJ Holvey- £200 fine, £250 costs to the Local Authority and £20 victim surcharge. KJ Holvey £100 fine, £250 costs to the Local Authority and £20 victim surcharge.Trade Marks Act 1994. The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002.
Andrew James Akers Motor trader of Clifton, Nottingham.10 June 2013 at Abergavenny Magistrates Court.

The sale of a VW Transporter van which had been "clocked", mileage turned back from over 135,000 to 72,000 and without declaring that the van was being sold in the course of a business

£200 costs to the Local Authority and £3120 compensation to consumer, no additional fine.Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008.
Kym Chamberlain trading as Kym's News, Markham.30 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of alcohol to person under the age of 18 and wilful obstruction of an Accredited Inspector.

£120 fine, £341.68 costs to the Local Authority and £20 victim surcharge.Licensing Act 2003. Police Reform Act 2002.
Rashid Aziz trading as TR Group Premier Store.16 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of alcohol to person under the age of 18.

£800 fine, £425.10 costs to the Local Authority and £80 victim surcharge.Licensing Act 2003.
Carl Kilby Of Oakdale.9 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale and possession of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco which were counterfeit. Sale and possession of cigarettes that did not have required health warnings printed on the packs.

Community Order-60 hours unpaid work £200 costs to the Local Authority and £15 victim surcharge .Trade Marks Act 1994.
The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) Regulations 2002.
Andrew Whatley of Wattsville.2 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale, and possession for supply of counterfeit software.

Community Order- 80 hours unpaid work, £267 costs to the Local Authority and forfeiture of counterfeit goods.Trade Marks Act 1994.
Layla Jayne Williams Of Gelligaer.2 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of fireworks without a licence and the sale, and possession for supply of counterfeit clothing.

Community Order -120 hours unpaid work, £ 354.50 costs to the Local Authority, £60 victim surcharge and forfeiture of fireworks and counterfeit clothing.Firework Regulations 2004
Trade Marks Act 1994.
Arron Paul Cattle Of Gelligaer.2 May 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of fireworks without a licence and the sale, and possession for supply of counterfeit clothing.

Community Order -120 hours unpaid work, £354.50 costs to the Local Authority, £60 victim surcharge and forfeiture of fireworks and counterfeit clothing.Firework Regulations 2004Trade Marks Act 1994.
Owain James Brown tradining standards GMOT Services Llanbradach.15 April 2013 at Abergavenny Magistrates Court.

The sale of a Peugeot 206 motor vehicle without declaring that the vehicle had been an Insurance Total Loss.

12 months conditional discharge, £413.90 costs to the Local Authority and £500 compensation to consumer.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Michael Kakia of Blackwood11 April 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Street trading without the necessary street trading consent having been obtained from the local authority.

Selling food not of the quality demanded.

Fined £330, Victim Surcharge £15, £413.45 costs to the local authority.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
Food Safety Act 1990
Jasmeet Kaur trading as Dhaliwal Stores, Fleur de Lys.14 January 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of alcohol to person under the age of 18.

£70 fine, £359 costs to the Local Authority and a £20 victim surcharge .Licensing Act 2003.
Mark Baker trading as MB Meats, Blackwood7 March 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Street trading without the necessary street trading consent having been obtained from the local authority.

Fined £150, Victim Surcharge £15, £277.15 costs to the local authority.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
Riasat Ali trading as Savers Extra, Bargoed.14 February 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Sale of fireworks to person under the age of 18.

£500 fine, £525 costs to the Local Authority and £15 victim surcharge.Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997.
Leigh Mark Powell of Bedwas.14 February 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Supply of a motor vehicle with a statement on invoice indicating that consumer did not have any statutory rights and advertising and selling vehicles in the course of a business without disclosing fact he was a motor trader.

Community Order-100 hours unpaid work. £785 costs to the Local Authority, and £689.86 compensation to consumer.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
George Fuller trading as Lindisfarne Autos, Tonbridge, Kent.24 January 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates Court.

Advertising for sale and selling "clocked" Motor vehicle.

12 month Conditional Discharge, £731 costs to the Local Authority.Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Gareth David Parker Of Penybryn, Hengoed.3rd January 2013 at Caerphilyl Magistrates Court.

Possession for supply of counterfeit goods, possession of articles adapted to make counterfeit goods and possession of articles used to circumvent copyright protection.

12 month community order with 200 hours unpaid work, curfew and electronic tag, forfeiture of all products and equipment, and £898 costs to the Local Authority.Trade Marks Act 1994. Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).

Environmental health prosecutions

Defendant's NameDetails of the Offence and Court hearingDecision of the CourtLegislation
Zoe Packham. Keble Court Graig-Y-Rhacca. Caerphilly. D.O.B 31 October 1991.Giving her waste to an unlicensed waste carrier subsequently found illegally deposited at Addison Way Grag-Y-Rhacca Caerphilly.

Date of Offence on or around 21st May 2012. Court hearing 29tt November 2012 at Newport Magistrates.

12 month conditional discharge £489.27 costs.Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34 (2a).
Carol Telling of Fareham close, Swindon. SN3 2NX.Discarding litter (cigarette butt) onto the highway at main street, Newbridge.

The case was held at Newport Magistrates Court on 22 November 2013.

She was proved in her absence and was fined a £110 and ordered to pay costs of £120 and a victim surcharge of £20.Environmental protection act 1990 section 87
Catherine Pritchard of Coronation Buildings, Cwmfelinfach.Allowing her dog to foul and failing to remove forthwith from the highway.

The case was held at Newport magistrates court on 25 October 2013.

Proved in her absence was fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £120 and a victim surcharge of £20.Dogs (fouling of land)act 1996 section 3.
Miss Janice Thomas. Fair View. Risca. NP11 6HU.Discarding Litter (Cigarette End) At Risca High Street on the 29th of May 2013.

The Defendant Failed To Attend Court. She was found guilty in is absence.

She was issued with £120 fine, £120 costs, £20 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88
Mr Bledar Shehu. George Street. Argoed.Discarding Litter (Cigarette End) from a vehicle on Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly on the 2nd of May 2013.

Cwmbran Magistrates Court on 23rd Of September 2013. The defendant failed to attend court, case proven in his absence.

. He was issued with £75 fine, £120 costs, £15 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87 & 88.
Craig Crook of Broadmead, Pontllanfraith.Illegally tattooing people at his home address.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates court on 5th September 2013.

He was ordered to pay a fine of £450, together with £900 in costs and a £20 victim surcharge.Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
Mr Paul Kent. Elm Drive, Risca. NP11 6HJ.Discarding Litter (Cigarette End) on Risca High Street on the 9th of April 2013.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates court on 25th July 2013. He was found guilty in his absence as he failed to attend court.

He was issued with £110 fine, £120 costs, £20 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88.
Marc Thomas Corporation Road, Newport, NP19 0BJ.Depositing waste on land unlicensed to receive it under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 33(1) at Rhyswg Road, Abercarn on the 11th May 2012.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates court on 11th July 2013. He was found guilty.

Fined £100, ordered to pay costs of £734.93 and a victim surcharge of £20.Environmental protection act 1990 section 33(1).
Terri Ambrossen.Ambrossen was convicted for an offence of leaving litter.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Thursday 25th July 2013 in her absence.

Fine of £110 plus victim surcharge of £20. Legal cost of £120 were awarded. Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 87/88.
David Bryn Williams trading as Tantastic, High Street, Blackwood.Allowing the sale of a sunbed session to a child during a test purchase operation.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Thursday 11 July 2013. Williams did not attend court, the case was proven in his absence.

£2000 fine, £924.37 costs plus victim surcharge of £60. Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 (Wales) Regulations 2011.
Sarah Friend. Victoria Street Llanbradach.Giving her waste to an unknown person subsequently found illegally deposited at Colliery Road Llanbradach on or around 3 April 2012.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Friday 3 June 2013.

£200 fine, £433.83 costs plus victim surcharge of £15. Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34 (2a).
Leah Bennett. Lan Y Parc, Nelson CF46 6LP.An offence of Leaving Litter under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (sect 87/88) at Nelson on Sunday 13 January 2013.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Thursday 30 May 2013.

The Defendant failed to attend court and was sentenced to a fine of £110 and costs of £120 as well as victim surcharges of £15. Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87/88.
Leah Jones. Heolddu Road, Bargoed. CF81 8SW.Discarding Litter at Bargoed High Street on The 14 Of February 2013.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Thursday 30th May 2013.

The Defendant was found guilty and was issued with a £110 fine, £120 costs and a £15 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88.
Kerry Anthony Bailey (Date of birth19 Februray 1988)Bailey was convicted for a breach of duty of care for household waste.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on Thursday 4 April 2013.

£100 fine plus victim surcharge of £15. Legal cost of £85 were awarded. Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 34 (2a).
Nicole Richards, Ynys Las, NelsonLeaving Litter at Ashgrove Terrace, Nelson. Date of Offence 6 September 2012.

Court hearing 28 March 2013 at Caerphilly Magistrates.

£200 fine £85 costs £15 victim surcharge.

Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 78&88).
Sarah Bevan of Elm Drive, Ty Sign, Risca.Discarding cigarette onto pavement at Tredegar Street, Pontymister on 27 September 2013. Defendant entered guilty plea by post to Caerphilly Magistrates.

Heard at Caerphilly Magistrates on 14 February 2013.

Caerphilly Magistrates Court ordered the defendant to pay £110 fine, £85 prosecution costs, and £15 victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 87,88.
Mr Martin Jones. Penwerlod Road. Markham. NP12 OPZ.Breaching the provisions of the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 Section 3 & 4.At Markham RFC Grounds.

The defendant did not attend Caerphilly Magistrates court on 24 January 2013. The case was proved in his absence.

He was issued with £100 fine, £85 costs, £15 Victim surcharge, whereby a 14-day collection order was made.The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1990 Sections 3&4.
Darren Gurner of James Street, Llanbradach, CF83 3LJ (date of birth 10/02/77).Depositing controlled waste in or on land at Mill Lane, Ystrad Mynach.

Date of offence - On or before 22nd August 2011.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates Court on 24th January 2013. The defendant attended and pleaded guilty to the offence.

The magistrates were informed of his previous conviction. Gurner was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay full costs of £775.94.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88.
Mrs Clare Ralph. Lewis-Lewis Avenue, Blackwood. NP12 1JQ.Discarding Litter from a vehicle Blackwood High Street on 20 August 2012.

Heard at Caerphilly Magistrates court on 24 January 2013. Defendant did not attend court and the case was proven in her absence.

She was issued with £110 fine, £85 costs, £15 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88.
Mr Lewis Flook. Hazel Wood Road, Newbridge. NP11 5DP.Discarding Litter from a vehicle at KFC car park Blackwood.

The case was heard at Caerphilly Magistrates court on 24 January 2013. He was found guilty.

He was issued with £75 fine, £50 costs, £15 Victim surcharge.The Environmental Protection Act 1990 Sections 87&88.
Mr Austin John Martin. Baptist Place. Pontymister. NP11 6JZ.Allowed his dog to roam and foul, at Lansbury Park.

The defendant did not attend Abergavenny Magistrates court on 14 January 2013.The case was proved in his absence.

He was issued with £100 fine, £100 costs, £15 Victim surcharge, whereby a 14-day collection order was made.Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 section 3 & 4

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