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Birmingham travel company admits mis-selling pilgrimages

A travel company has been ordered to pay almost £70,000 after mis-selling pilgrimage trips.

Umrah & Hajj Specialist Ltd, based on Coventry Road, Birmingham admitted five charges under unfair trading regulations.

The prosecution, brought by Birmingham Trading Standards, was part of a crackdown in recent years on travel firms in the city offering packages to Mecca.

The sentence includes £38,000 in compensation to seven customers.