May 25 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Saturday, May 5, 2012
A pair of Romanian women who pursued pensioners up Wood Green High Road trying to sell them jewellery have admitted breaking a law dating back to 1871.
Edica Alesandru and Elena Boceanu were arrested after police spotted them following a number of elderly people on April 12 trying to flog their wares.
The women both pleaded guilty to acting as a pedlar without a pedlar’s certificate – a crime under the Pedlar’s Act – when they appeared at Highgate Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Boceanu, 36, said she had not been aware they had broken any laws, adding: “This is our profession, the way we try to feed our children. We only tried to sell the jewellery as we normally do.”
Boceanu and Alesandru, 31, both of Dallow Road in Luton, Bedfordshire, were each given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 court costs.