Posted: Thu 9th Nov 2023

Merthyr Tydfil Shop Forced to Close for Three Months Over Illegal Vape Sales to Children /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 9th, 2023

A Merthyr Tydfil shop has been ordered to close for three months after selling illegal vape products and vapes to children.
Merthyr Tydfil Council has confirmed that Eazy Vapes in Brecon Road was issued with a three-month closure order at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 3, following an investigation by trading standards.
The council said the court heard that large groups of children had been visiting the area to purchase vapes, resulting in increased anti-social and nuisance behaviour in the area, as well as the criminal offences of selling illegal vape products.
An investigation was carried out by trading standards and illegal vapes were seized from the Brecon Road shop on two separate occasions.
The vapes were found to not be compliant with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.
Eazy Vapes was issued with a closure order on Friday, November 3, under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Michelle Symonds, cabinet member for regeneration, housing and public protection, said: “Once again, the council has concluded a successful investigation against a problematic Merthyr Tydfil business. The law is there to protect the public and legitimate business owners, but on this occasion Eazy vapes showed a total disregard for the local authority, South Wales Police and the wider community.
“The premises was having a detrimental effect on the local community and local businesses because of their continued illegal activity and nuisance.
“We will look to take similar action against any other premises within our county borough that trades in illegal goods and sells age-restricted products to children.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Spotted something? Got a story? Email News@News.Wales

More from Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Proposed 8% Council Tax Rise for Merthyr Tydfil Residents in 2024/25

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Opposition to Plans for Conversion of House into HMO in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil Continues Higher Council Tax on Empty Properties and Second Homes

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Councillors to Consult on County Borough-Wide Dog Fouling Order in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Decision due on plans for 30 flats at former Merthyr Tydfil hospital site

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Proposals to Cut Funding and Introduce Charges in Merthyr Tydfil to Save £9.43m

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Latest from News.Wales

Consultants Sought to Help Map New National Park in North-East Wales

Flintshire Council

Calls for Better Maintenance of Cardiff Cycle Paths as Puddles and “Minor Lake” Pose Safety Risks

Cardiff Council

Haverfordwest Town Museum Relocates to Town Centre During Castle Building Works

Pembrokeshire Council

New special school in Swansea to benefit young people with additional needs

Swansea Council

Proposed Name for Gwent’s Newest Welsh-Medium School to be Considered by Councillors

Monmouthshire Council

Controversial Retrospective Plans for South Pembrokeshire Village Approved

Pembrokeshire Council