Illegal tobacco and cigarettes worth more than £2,000 have been seized by Gloucestershire County Council Trading Standards officers after they discovered a hidden compartment in the wall of a shop in Cheltenham.
In a combined investigation officers from Gloucestershire County Council’s Trading Standards, HM Revenue & Customs and Gloucestershire Police have seized illegal cigarettes and tobacco worth almost £13,000 in Gloucester.
Following an investigation by Gloucestershire Trading Standards, a farmer from the Forest of Dean has pleaded guilty to eight animal welfare offences at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday (28 January).
Visitors to areas where wild boar are present are being reminded that, while feeding them may seem helpful, it’s dangerous for their health and could spread fatal diseases among the boar which could transfer to commercial pigs.
At Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday (9th July) Clive Lockton, of New Road Farm, Todenham, was disqualified having previously pleaded guilty to seven offences relating to the appalling welfare conditions his pigs, cattle and hens were kept in.