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Herefordshire 'healer' fined for cancer adverts

Adrian Pengelly seen at his clinic in Bredenbury
Adrian Pengelly was fined 600

A man describing himself as an "international healer" and "world famous" has pleaded guilty to offences under the Cancer Act.

Adrian Pengelly, who runs a clinic in Bredenbury, Herefordshire, admitted to advertising to treat anyone for cancer, which is an offence under the 1939 act.

Hereford magistrates fined Pengelly, who did not turn up in court, £600.

The case was brought against Pengally by Herefordshire Trading Standards officers.

He was also ordered to pay £2,000 costs, Herefordshire Council said.

The council said the Cancer Act was "quite explicit" in prohibiting advertisements which claim to treat or heal cancer.

Pengelly claimed on his website that his "healing work has been conducted with honesty, integrity and the highest possible ethics".

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