Alcohol theft

Latest figures don't reveal full extent of shop theft, says ACS

ONS data shows 1% increase in police recorded shop theft incidents from 2017

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Illicit tobacco

Undercover op exposes scale of South Wales' illicit tobacco trade

12 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

An undercover operation has exposed the prevalence of illicit tobacco in South Wales, with a third (32%) of stores visited found to be selling it.


Cardtronics steps up security to combat growing ATM crime

10 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Cardtronics is ramping up security measures across its UK ATM network in a bid to counter the rising wave of cash machine attacks taking place across the country.


JTI launches new campaign against illicit tobacco

04 Oct 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

JTI is calling on retailers to join the fight against the illicit tobacco trade as part of a new nationwide campaign called ’Don’t Be Complicit In Illicit’.

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HMRC claims success in new approach to tobacco crime

24 Sep 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Retailers repeatedly caught selling illicit tobacco faced tax bills and penalties in excess of £11m last year as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) deployed a new approach to punishing the crime.

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London stores fail test purchases for restricted items

14 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Test purchasing investigations carried out by London Trading Standards (LTS) have revealed that some stores in the capital are selling restricted items, such as knives, tobacco and alcohol, to children as young as 13.

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Leicester shop blast charges upgraded to murder

12 Sep 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Three men have been charged with murder following an explosion at a convenience store in Leicester which killed five people, including a store worker, earlier this year.

Rugwick Co-op Ram-raid

Sussex Co-op store ram-raided by thieves using forklift truck

10 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sussex Police are appealing for information after a Co-op Group convenience store in Rudgwick was ram-raided over the weekend using a forklift truck.

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More adult smokers buying non-UK duty paid tobacco

29 Aug 2018 | By Robin Mannering

More than three-quarters (76%) of adult smokers have bought non-UK duty paid tobacco in the past year, marking an exponential increase on the previous two years, according to the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (TMA).


Police appeal following c-store ram-raid in Cheshire

28 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Cheshire Police are appealing for information after offenders ram-raided a convenience store in the village of Willaston.

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Man charged with murder following c-store stabbing

20 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Police in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, have charged a man following a murder investigation into a fatal stabbing at a Premier convenience store last week.

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Fears over growing illicit trade in vaping products

20 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The UK’s £160m vaping products market is under threat from a growing illicit trade, experts are warning.

Crime Arrest

Two men found guilty of armed robbery at Ramsgate c-store

20 Aug 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Two men have been found guilty of carrying out an armed robbery at a Ramsgate convenience store, which resulted in the owner of the store being shot and injured.


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Far-reaching impact?

17 Oct 2018 | By James Lowman

Last week the Scottish government published a consultation aimed at tackling obesity. We’ve seen a number of policies start in Scotland then become law in Westminster, says James.

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