Rogue trader prosecuted
A rogue trader who targeted a 91-year-old Kingswood woman has been fined £900 and ordered to pay £500 in costs and £350 in compensation.
Richard O’Driscoll, 22, of Northwood Park, Winterbourne, appeared before Bristol magistrates after being arrested on warrant due to non-attendance at court.
O’Driscoll, who traded as Rightseal Roofing, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, which were committed in March 2021.
The case was brought by South Gloucestershire Trading Standards.
Anyone who suspects that rogue traders are operating in their area is advised to contact Trading Standards on 0808 223 1133.