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Bridlington Fake Fish Seller Jailed

Bridlington Fake Fish Seller Jailed

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 4:52pm 17th February 2020. (Updated at 11:43am 18th February 2020)

A Bridlington man's been jailed for selling fake fish.

Nick Groom, 28, of Flamborough Road in Bridlington was jailed for 26 months and issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) when he appeared at Hull Crown Court last Friday (14 February).

Groom has been found to be going door-to-door in Bridlington offering to sell residents fish. He took money from the people he visited but failed to deliver the fish ordered.

He received an 8-month sentence, after pleading guilty to six counts of fraud by false representation, as well as getting 18 months, which had been suspended for previous convictions in 2018.

As well as the 26-month sentence, the court also imposed a three-year CBO on Groom, the conditions of which are that he must not:-

 - Call at any residential premises, whether by doorbell, knocking or other means, for the purposes of offering items for sale without the prior permission of the occupier.

 - Offer any item for sale which is not in his physical possession at the time of the offer.

 - This order applies throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire.

If Groom is found in breach of this order within the three-year term, he will suffer the consequences of breaching this Crown Court imposed Criminal Behaviour Order.

Local community Beat Manager, PC Kevin Jones, said:

“Nick Groom has been found to be causing some real problems to the residents of Bridlington and I am pleased to see the Court deal with him in this way.

If Groom does go to anyone else’s door and tries to sell fish he doesn’t have, then he will be in breach of his CBO.

If any resident does have him call on them, they should call us on 101, so we can take the details of the incident.”


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