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Why did you have it, if you did not intend to use it please?
There were several items bought by me over time that I bought when I
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went shopping for the café and they just got hidden in the freezer and I Just forgot to take them home and left them there. Trouble is use by date on them was sept 2013 so they in there for some time . I did write to the environmental health officer
just sent you email I sent to the enviionental health offoicer
So there was more than one item?
yes there was as detailed in the email.
And what is your question of me today about this please?
basically are they likely to prosecute me in a court?
Is it possible - yes
This is because there was more than one instance.
Clearly there is a public interest issue here
or can I request that they give me a formal warning
Given that you had left items in store, there is no guarantee that these would not have been served to customers.
That is the risk
However you could ask for a formal warning or caution and see if the accept
Of course they might want to issue proceedings in which case it would be a financial penalty you would be facing
But given there was more than 1 item left, I think the more items there are, the more likely they are to prosecute
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest with you
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
what would happen ie fine? how much? can I request that if I they do prosecute it be kept out of local papers?
You can't keep it out of the papers, prosecutions are public
Do I need to get a solicitor and what type?
I can't say how much the fine would be as it is a matter for the court.
You would need a Regulatory Solicitor if it went to Court
?? what is that? someone who can talk in court?
Yes they can represent you and mitigate for you
what would be the cost??
I can't say, probably around £250 - £500
where do I get one? In the meantime would it be a good idea if I send another email
Don't send another email.
saying give me a formal warning?
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Dont send any more emails.
Let your Solicitor do it
how do I get them to send me a formal warning?
Your Solicitor can invite them to
ie if I cant afford a solicitor?
You can do it yourself.
But if you can't afford a Solicitor you won't be able to afford a fine at Court
yes ?? how by sending a letter or email?
Letter but title it without prejudice
they say they are going to send me a letter , do I send mine now?
Yes you can do, or wait until you get theirs
but theirs will surely say they are taking me to court etc !! wont it be too late?
Not necessarily. It may say we are considering prosecuting you.
I have to go , but thanks for your advice
Can I clarify anything else?
oh one last thing yes. how long will all this take etc?
It might take around a month
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ok no problem and thanks
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