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Press Release

Friday 25 October 2013

Man prosecuted for dangerous electical installation

Fareham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a man for 6 offences against Building Regulations in relation to dangerous electrical work carried out at 137 Brook Lane, Locks Heath.

 

Mr Scott Lemon, of 11 Mayfair Court, Botley is a refrigeration engineer and partner in SHS Building Services. He pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on 21st October to offences including the installation of a faulty and overloaded fuse board and the installation of over 30 defective down lighters in a manner that caused them to severely overheat.

 

He was fined £3000 for the breaches and was ordered to pay £1500 in costs to Fareham Borough Council with a £15 victim surcharge. He was also ordered to pay £5637.72 compensation to the current owner of 137 Brook Lane.   The total amount of fines, costs and compensation is £10152.72.

 

Executive Member for Public Protection, Councillor Trevor Cartwright, said "The offences represented serious and dangerous breaches of the Building Regulations and the level of fines, costs and compensation reflect this.  I am pleased that the compensation awarded will also help current owners to fund the extensive corrective works which are needed on the property."

 

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

Becca Bennett, PR and Marketing Support Assistant, Tel: 01329 824609

fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 

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