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SUSPENDED JAIL FOR SHOP OWNER AFTER FIRE SAFETY FAILINGS
A Liverpool shop owner was handed a suspended prison sentence after failing to take fire precautions to protect his employees, in a case brought by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how Mahboob Hussain, of Greenhill Road in Allerton, let staff sleep above his shop on Cherry Lane in Walton despite warnings from MFRS Fire Safety Officers that their lives were at risk due to fire hazards.
Hussain, owner of Shah Convenience Store, failed to install a fire alarm and fire doors, carry out a risk assessment or clear a cluttered stairway and blocked fire exit.
The 39-year-old admitted failing to take fire precautions to ensure the safety of employees and to comply with a prohibition notice.
In mitigation, the court heard that Hussain had since spent over
£1,000 on fire safety
measures.
Judge Steven Everett handed him six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.
Hussain was also instructed to pay £7,907 costs of the investigation carried out by MFRS.
Total Incidents by ground station June 2016.
Station Ground All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
Fires Fires Fires
Fires Service
10 Kirkdale
11 City Centre
12 Kensington
14 Speke - Garston
15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
17BelleVale 646682
11 1 35 11 2 16 11 5 25
26 6 3 12 21 3 20 14 3 13 10 3 23 7 3 13 9 4
8 3 14 10 3 24 18 9 16
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22Heswall 005531 23 Upton 4 1 28 21 8 0 24WestKirby 3218200
10 0 11 10 5 14 13 6 20 11 3 12
58 0 142 3 18 11 2 126 2
25 Wallasey
30 Bootle & Netherton
31 Crosby
32 Fromby
33 Southport
40 Huyton
42 Kirkby
50 St Helens
51 Newton-Le-Willows
52Eccleston 1143274 Grand Total 200 71 385 303 199 48
6 0 13 3 5 3
18 14 122 12 7 60 20 16 62
1 1 5320
6 4 7 4 9 2
15 10 190 25 23 154 11 821 26 24 144
15 6
1 0 6632
There were six rescues from RTC incidents and one rescue from Accidental Dwelling Fires.
The cluttered stairway.
Water way to learn about safety
MFRS held a series of special events for schoolchildren to support Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.
The campaign, which aimed to raise awareness of the everyday dangers of being near water, saw Firefighters invite local school children to take part in educational events at the Marine Rescue Unit at the Pier Head.
Pupils from St Paul’s Catholic Junior School in West Derby, Holy Spirit Primary Roman Catholic Primary School in Bootle and Lander Road Primary School in Litherland visited the Unit and were given demonstrations delivered by Firefighters and partners from HM Coastguard and the Royal Life Saving Society.
The children also took a trip on Mersey Ferries’ river explorer cruise, escorted by the MFRS hovercraft and Marine Fire One rescue boat.
Station Manager Sean McGuinness, who organised the schools’ visits, said: “It’s vital that all children receive water safety education, to make them aware of the risks of being near water and so they know how to respond quickly and safely should the worst happen.
“One of the main at-risk demographics is young adult males so we also visited university campuses and halls of residence to deliver leaflets and posters around the themes of alcohol and drowning.”
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The children enjoyed their day at sea.


































































































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