Prosecution category

20 Feb 2014

Antrim fire: Man held over suspected arson at Tiger Court flats

A man has been arrested following a suspected arson attack in Antrim. Several people, including three police officers, were treated for smoke inhalation after the blaze at flats in Tiger Court. The fire, which is thought to have been started deliberately after a window was smashed, was reported at 01:25 GMT. A number of residents […]

19 Feb 2014

Jack Buckley detained for killing friend Ryan Morrell in car blaze

A teenager who killed his friend by accidentally setting fire to a car has been given a three-year custodial sentence. Jack Buckley, 18, drunkenly broke a car window and dropped a lit cigarette lighter inside while using it to search for cannabis and other possessions. He did not realise his friend Ryan Morrell, 18, was […]

19 Feb 2014

Man arrested over Stockton house arson attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after seven people were forced to flee a house blaze on Teesside. Four adults and three children escaped the fire at the property in Kingston Road, Stockton, on Friday. Police said an initial investigation suggested a flammable liquid had been thrown at the house. A Cleveland […]

13 Nov 2010

£50k fine, due to fire safety breaches

A store described as a “death trap” has been handed a fine of more than £50,000. The Poundstretcher branch in Castleford’s Carlton Street was penalised £51,500 for seven breaches of the Fire Safety Order 2005, and was also ordered to pay costs of £3,499. According to Judge Reid, Poundstretcher had not made the premises safe […]

15 Jun 2010

Tesco pays £119,000 for fire safety law breaches

Supermarket giant Tesco has been fined £95,000 and ordered to pay over £24,000 in costs after pleading guilty to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO)

01 Jun 2010

Named and shamed

Prosecutions by the Fire Brigade continue to rise. Poor or non existent assessments and lack of training are a continuing problem. The LFB website states: ‘A risk assessment should be carried out by someone who has had sufficient training, and has good experience or knowledge of fire safety’