Bamford door-to-door sellers fined for having no licence

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

Two men caught selling goods door-to-door in Bamford without a licence have been fined.

Police on duty in the village on January 7 stopped a man called Mark Pollard, who had a holdall full of cleaning products and a hawker’s licence on him, prosecutor John Cooper told High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

He said he didn’t have a valid pedlars certificate as he was unable to get one because he had an unspent conviction for drink-driving. He said he had four children at home to support and sold goods door-to-door to support his family.

Another officer then stopped a second man, Vincent Savage, elsewhere in the village and he also had a holdall full of products but no pedlars certificate.

Pollard, 35, of Thistledown Road, Nottingham, and Savage, of Edward Road, Nuthall, Nottingham, were not present in court.

Both were fined £145 and ordered to pay £35 costs and a £20 surcharge.

The goods will be forfeited and destroyed.