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Jeremy Barnett to appeal 'landmark' prosecution of Bong seller

Jeremy Barnett has been intructed by Cohen Cramer, leading Angus McDonald, to represent Hassan Abbas, owner of Fantasia in Leeds, a shop that specialises in the sale of tobacco goods, alternative smoking products, fantasy based ornaments Knives and replica military and other counterculture material.

Click here for a report of the original raid and magistrates court decision.Yorkshire Evening Post 10 March 2014.

'a retail outlet specializing in tobacco paraphernalia used for consumption of tobacco, legal highs, legal party powders and New Age herbs, as well as counterculture art, magazines, music, clothing, and home decor; some head shops also sell oddities, such as antique walking sticks and sex toys.'

Fantasia is a 'Head Shop', described by Wikipedia as ;

'A head shop is a retail outlet specializing in tobacco paraphernalia used for consumption of tobacco, legal highs, legal party powders and New Age herbs, as well as counterculture art, magazines, music, clothing, and home decor; some head shops also sell oddities, such as antique walking sticks and sex toys.

Products offered typically include pipes; pipe screens; bongs (also referred to as water pipes; cigarette clips; vaporizers; rolling papers; rolling machines; scales; blacklight-responsive posters; incense; cigarette lighters; and legal highs such as whipped-cream chargers (which contain nitrous oxide) and Salvia divinorum (illegal in some countries and some US states).'

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