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 the 8th June 2021, Mr Hishyar Gully from Dewsbury appeared at Leeds Crown Court for selling illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco at his business, Biedronka, 490 Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3ET. Mr Gully pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 months custody for the Trademark offences and a sentence of 4 months custody for the breach of the safety regulations. Those sentences were ordered to run concurrently with one another but were not suspended.
On the 18th May 2021, Mr Kirmanj Kareem Saleh from Bradford appeared at Bradford Crown Court for selling illegal cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco at his business, Bolton Road Mini Market, 1041 Bolton Road, Bradford, BD2 4LN
Two off-licences in West Yorkshire recently had their alcohol licences revoked because of their involvement in the sale of illegal tobacco products. On the 21st April 2021, the Calderdale Council Licensing Sub Committee met to hear an application for review of the licence to sell alcohol at 7 Days Mini Market, 226 Pellon Lane, Halifax, HX1 5RU.
4 multi-agency operations targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco resulted in seizures totalling almost 120,000 cigarettes and more than 15kg of hand rolling tobacco. If genuine, the value of the cigarettes seized would be almost £60,000 and the hand rolling tobacco almost £5,000 bringing the total value of the seizures to £65,000.
An operation between West Yorkshire Trading Standards, West Yorkshire Police from Heckmondwike, Dewsbury and Huddersfield neighbourhood policing teams, and Kirklees Council Licensing team targeting dealers of cheap and illicit tobacco resulted in a seizure of 90,000 cigarettes and 26.5kg of hand rolling tobacco this week.