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  • Men questioned over slavery at hand car wash

    Men questioned over slavery at hand car wash


    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern slavery offences, after a raid on a hand car wash site in Durham. Officers raided Best Hand Car Wash on Yarm Road, Darlington, on Wednesday December 6, and arrested two men, aged 21 and 26. Five suspected slavery ...

  • Car wash owner fined after waste fly-tipped at beauty spot

    Car wash owner fined after waste fly-tipped at beauty spot


    The owner of a hand car wash operation has been fined after waste from his site was dumped at a National Trust beauty spot. Rubbish including car parts, plastic containers, black bin bags and empty boxes were all left strewn across a woodland path within the grounds of Wimpole Hall ...

  • Suspected slave trafficker arrested at car wash business

    Suspected slave trafficker arrested at car wash business


    A man suspected of trafficking workers into the UK to work at a hand car wash in Lancashire was arrested by Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators on October 19. Eight potential victims were recovered in the operation, which also involved officers from Preston South Division’s Modern Slavery Unit ...

  • Anti-slavery campaign highlights car washes

    Anti-slavery campaign highlights car washes


    A campaign by the Scottish Government against human trafficking and modern slavery is highlighting that many unscrupulous hand car wash operations are involved. In Aberdeen this week screen cleans were offered at the city’s Golden Square Car Park as part of the campaign to draw attention to the different ...

  • Inspectors close hand car wash over hazardous electrics

    Inspectors close hand car wash over hazardous electrics


    A hand car wash site in Devizes, Wiltshire, had its power cut off by health and safety inspectors last week after they deemed it unsafe. Devizes Car Centre on New Park Street was closed this week for repairs after being visited on Friday, 7 July, by the Health and ...

  • Morrisons wins consent for Bradford hand car wash

    Morrisons wins consent for Bradford hand car wash


    Plans for a hand new car wash at a Morrisons supermarket have been approved by Bradford Council. The supermarket group’s application was to build a hand car wash, with a cabin and canopy, on part of the car park at its Enterprise 5 store at Five Lane Ends. The company ...

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    Kärcher and Tokheim do deal on car washes


    Kärcher and Tokheim Service Group (TSG) have formed a strategic partnership, which will see them join forces in the car wash industry. "Kärcher will increase its focus on development, engineering and manufacturing in order to bring to market superior products and great innovation," explained Markus Asch, deputy chairman of the ...

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    Slicker Recycling adds interceptor and car wash cleaning service


    Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group. Slicker Recycling managing director Mark Olpin commented: “We can now offer forecourt operators a full environmental and waste package. We can ...

  • Car wash owner arrested after slavery raid

    Car wash owner arrested after slavery raid


    A multi-agency operation to tackle potential offences of slavery and human trafficking was carried out at a car wash on Molesey Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, on Wednesday, 23 November. Surrey Police said the initiative, Operation Cloudburst, was targeting offences associated with organised crime and known to have links with car wash ...

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    Tesco car wash workers paid half minimum wage


    A car wash at a Tesco store was found using Romanian workers who were paid half the minimum wage, according to a report by the BBC. The premises in Congleton, Cheshire, was operated by Waves Car Wash, which manages about 180 Tesco car washes. Waves said it closed the franchise ...

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    Car wash development plan withdrawn


    Plans to develop a car wash business on the site of a former petrol station at Wilmslow, in Cheshire, have been withdrawn. Shines applied to change the use of the Kings Arms Service Station site, on Alderley Road, which has been left vacant after the previous buildings were demolished. The ...

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    Money Talk: Your car wash - dead space or profit centre?


    Hundreds of forecourts have the same problem: a large and heavy piece of equipment taking up quite a lot of space in its own dedicated area which, although costly to install and maintain, has produced very decent profits for many years. But that was before a no-tech alternative sprang up ...

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    Human trafficking raids at car washes


    Essex Police arrested one man after carrying out human trafficking checks at three car wash premises in Rochford. At least six police cars were deployed at the Hand Car Wash in the the Golden Cross shopping parade in Ashingdon Road, and more cars were also seen at the Best Hand ...

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    UNITI expo prepares to welcome visitors to explore latest fuel retailing and car wash trends


    UNITI expo 2016, Europe´s leading trade show for the fuel retailing and car wash industries, is gearing up to welcome visitors to Stuttgart, Germany, on June 14-16 to explore the latest trends, ideas and products in the sector. Around 420 exhibitors from 37 countries, have signed up to the ...

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    Car wash drug dealer jailed


    A man who used a car wash on the A14 near Cambridge to deal drugs has been jailed. Police discovered 25-year-old Eneja Dautaj had been dealing after a raid on a hand car wash in Swavesey on January 26 last year. They seized about £13,000 in cash along with a ...

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    Immigration officers raid car washes


    Raids by immigration officers on car washes in Hounslow, west London, found 20 people who were suspected of working illegally. Three suspected illegal immigrants from Albania were arrested and 17 more Eastern Europeans could face deportation for allegedly breaching European Union working regulations at the premises in Isleworth and Cranford. ...

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    Murder investigation after Tesco car wash man’s death


    A murder investigation has been launched after the body of a man who ran a Tesco car wash was discovered in a fire-damaged car in Essex. Police were called just before 5pm on Saturday, February 27 after the 30-year-old man’s body was found in a grey Audi A4 which was ...

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    PRA calls for business rates on hand car washes


    The PRA has written to the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) protesting that it is “wilfully ignoring” a massive opportunity to levy business rates on hand car washes and that it could bring in £200m a year. PRA chairman Brian Madderson added: “If they do it by the end of ...

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    Hospital treatment for worker after confrontation over car wash


    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that left a car wash worker requiring hospital treatment. At approximately 1.25pm on Saturday 23rd January, a female in a silver Audi TT had her car cleaned at the car wash in the car park of the Asda store in ...

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    North Wales car washes being used as brothels


    Car washes in North Wales are being use as brothels, according to an anti-slavery campaigner. James Coy, the North Wales anti-slavery co-ordinator, told the Daily Post that customers at three sites across the region had been approached by workers offering them girls for sex. The incidents are being probed by ...