Pedlar fine for man who was selling clothes door to door

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When a police found a large quantity of clothes in the boot of a car a 46-year-old man admitted he was selling items door to door, Banbridge Court heard last Thursday.

Gurnam Singh, whose address was given as Burnview Terrace, Banbridge, was fined £150 for acting as a pedlar on dates unknown between September 28 last year and March 29 this year without a licence. He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that police spoke to the defendant and when they checked the boot found a large quantity of clothing.

Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer said that in a letter Singh said he lived in Middlesbrough and could not afford to come to court.

He noted that he had a previous conviction for a similar offence last year and had received a conditional discharge.

The judge added that given the defendant’s history of offending he would protect the traders of the town by fining Singh.