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Set back for metric martyr

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Imperial scales confiscated

LESS than a week after the EU ruled that he could continue selling in pounds and ounces, Woodford Green market trader, Colin Hunt, has had his scales confiscated.

Mr Hunt, from Woodside Road, runs a fruit and veg stall in Hackney and has been involved in a running battle with the council since being convicted in 2000 of failing to display prices in kilograms.

On September 7 an inspector from Hackney trading standards office came to his stall and told him he had five days to replace his imperial scales with their metric equivalents, but Mr Hunt thought the heat was off after a ruling from the European Union that left decisions over the use of imperial measures to individual governments.


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