Since 1986 we’ve been delivering a number of trusted shared services on behalf of the five district Councils with in West Yorkshire - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. We provide nine diverse, specialist services to both the public and private sectors.More About West Yorkshire Joint Services
On 30th November 2023, Mr Badir Shah of Bradford appeared at Bradford Magistrates Court to answer charges relating to the sale of an oversized disposable electronic cigarette to a 13-year-old child from his business, Phones and Vapes of 16 Beckside Road, Bradford, BD7 2JL. Mr Shah pleaded guilty to committing offences under the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015 and The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and was fined £600 reduced to £400 for a guilty plea. He was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £160 and pay costs of £1028.
On 28th November 2023, Mr Jigminkumar Gandhi and Mr Kartavya Patel from Huddersfield appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court for selling alcohol to a 15 year old child from Go Local, Close Hill Lane Stores, 62a Close Hill Lane, Huddersfield, HD4 6JY. Mr Gandhi, the owner of the business, and his employee, Mr Patel, were both found guilty of committing the offence under the Licensing Act 2003.
On 15th November 2023, HD Corner Limited trading as HD Corner, 2 Cross Church Street, Huddersfield appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court to answer a case brought by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service (WYTSS). The company was accused of having for sale counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco along with cigarettes and tobacco which were not in plain packaging or carrying the Health Warning in English. The Company also had for sale disposable electronic cigarettes which had a tank capacity in excess of the maximum allowed 2ml.
On the 31st October 2023, Yalaw Shop Limited trading as The Yellow Shop, Station Road, Horsforth appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court to answer a case brought by West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service (WYTSS) for having for sale counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco along with cigarettes and tobacco which were not in plain packaging or carrying the Health Warning in English. The Company also had for sale disposable electronic cigarettes which had a tank capacity in excess of 2 ml and nicotine strength greater than 20 mg/ml as laid down by regulations
On the 5th October 2023, Mr Muhammad Nabaaz from Bradford appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court for sentencing as the Director of Wibsey Local Ltd, having previously pleaded guilty to offences relating to having in his possession counterfeit cigarettes in breach of trademark rules. The cigarettes were not in standardised packaging and did not bear a Health Warning in English. Mr Nabaaz had also pleaded guilty to having available to supply disposable electronic cigarettes which had a tank capacity more than the prescribed 2 ml.
On 28 September 2023, three traders from Calderdale appeared separately in Bradford Magistrates Court each to answer the charge of selling an e-cigarette to a 15-year-old child. It is an offence to sell an e-cigarette to anyone under the age of 18. Two of the traders also sold e-cigarettes that were illegal for sale, as they were oversized, containing more than the permitted 2ml of nicotine liquid.