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Monday 23rd August 2021

New police search puppies join crackdown on Hartlepool bootleg tobacco sales

Trading standards bosses, police and trainee search puppies have joined forces in a new crackdown…

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Monday 23rd August 2021

Owner of newsagents on Manchester’s Curry Mile jailed for selling illegal tobacco

The owner of newsagents on Manchester’s Curry Mile has been jailed after hundreds of illegal…

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Monday 16th August 2021

What happens when you report the sale of illegal tobacco?

Since 2017 the Keep It Out campaign has generated over 2,000 tip offs of illegal…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Major summer appeal launched to help shut down illegal tobacco dealers

Northumberland residents are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegal tobacco this summer…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Campaign launched to tackle illegal cigarette sales in Sunderland

People in Sunderland are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegally in tobacco…

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Thursday 12th August 2021

Store that sold loose cigarettes to 15-year-old, and was found selling counterfeit tobacco, is stripped of its licence

The owner of a Bradford shop has been stripped of his licence to sell alcohol after…

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Tuesday 10th August 2021

Keep It Out – summer appeal to tackle illegal tobacco sellers

People in the North East are being urged to help shut down criminals dealing illegal…

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Monday 9th August 2021

Tobacco detection dog helps sniff out 1.3 million illicit cigarettes in Leeds

A tobacco detection dog helped sniff out more than 1.3 million illicit cigarettes seized from…

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Monday 2nd August 2021

Bin bag full of illegal cigarettes seized from Newland Avenue shop, Hull

A large stash of illegal cigarettes was seized from a shop in Newland Avenue

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Monday 2nd August 2021

Police sniffer dogs bust shops selling illegal tobacco in raids across Oldham

Police have busted several shops selling illegal tobacco following several raids involving sniffer dogs

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