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Jack Price, 20, of Acre Field, St Ives Road, Woodhurst yesterday (Wednesday 1 November) pleaded guilty to rogue trading offences at Peterborough Magistrates court following an investigation by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards.

A 150 hour community service order over 12 months was handed out to Price along with a £662 compensation order, £85 victim surcharge and £1500 costs.

The case centred around an elderly victim in Huntingdon and the charges included misleading omission under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 as he didn’t give a cancellation notice, overcharging for materials, and not carrying out work as stated contrary to the Fraud Act.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Head of Trading Standards Peter Gell said: “This is yet another excellent result from the work carried out by our officers. We won’t tolerate this type of rogue trading in our county, especially when they prey on the most vulnerable in our society. A guilty plea shows his criminality and also saved the victim from having to re-live the traumatic experience again in court.” 

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