A ROOFER has been given a suspended sentence and 150 hours unpaid work after admitting failing to give a Dorchester customer their legal rights to cancel work.

William Birch, 40, of Whitegates Caravan Park, Bridgewater, Somerset, admitted fraudulently failing to give a consumer their rights to cancel a job.

Dorset County Council’s trading standards service brought the prosecution and Birch pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment, suspended for a year, and a community order to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

He also was ordered to pay £150 compensation to the victim and £1,000 costs to Dorset County Council.

For full story see Saturday's Echo. (Oct 13)