Door to door fish seller sparks alert

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AN UR­GENT ap­peal has gone out af­ter a man sold mis­la­belled fish door to door.

Cheshire East Coun­cil’s trad­ing stan­dards of­fi­cers have is­sued an ap­peal to house­hold­ers who may have bought fish from a doorstep seller op­er­at­ing in Chelford, Holmes Chapel and Alder­ley Edge.

A spokesman for Cheshire East trad­ing stan­dards said peo­ple have been mis­led over the quan­tity of fish they be­lieved they were buy­ing and in some in­stances were per­suaded to spend as much as £300 on fish which of­fi­cers say were in­cor­rectly la­belled.

The spokesman said: “Th­ese are un­so­licited doorstep calls. The trader will not be known to house­hold­ers. Any­one who is in the habit of buy­ing fish from a reg­u­lar trader who they know need not worry. We have con­cerns over this op­er­a­tor’s tech­niques and the la­belling of the fish he was sell­ing.”

Po­lice have ar­rested a 47-year-old man from Kim­blesworth near Durham on sus­pi­cion of fraud by false rep­re­sen­ta­tion. He has been bailed pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries.

Any­one who may have bought the fish is asked to con­tact trad­ing stan­dards via 03454 040506.

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