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Fine and ban for Brent street trader caught selling perfume illegally SIXTEEN times

PUBLISHED: 14:41 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:41 07 November 2016

Paul Hunter sold these illegaly on the streets of Brent (Pic: Brent Council)

Paul Hunter sold these illegaly on the streets of Brent (Pic: Brent Council)

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An illegal street trader from Willesden Green who was caught red-handed selling perfumes in Brent 16 times could be thrown in jail if he is found doing so again.

Paul Hunter, of Dean Road, ignored multiple warnings for trading without a licence since he was first caught in 2013.

Last week, the 59-year-old pleaded guilty to six offences of illegal trading and was served with a Criminal Behaviour Order which bans him from doing any unlawful street trading in Brent.

He has also been ordered to pay more than £2,300 in fines and costs.

Brent Magistrate’s Court heard the cheeky seller would buy cheap scents from local shops and repackage them as gifts priced around £15 each.

Cllr Tom Miller, Brent Council’s cabinet member for stronger communities, said: “This prosecution shows that Brent Council are taking a zero-tolerance approach to illegal traders.”


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