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Prosecution for local pub landlord

PR 66930th August 2006

The landlord of the Boys Home pub in Abbots Langley has been prosecuted by Three Rivers District Council for food and health and safety offences.

The offences relate to an incident in May 2005 where a member of the public was served a cleaning solution containing caustic soda, which had been mistaken for peppermint cordial.

The landlord, Mr David Allery, pleaded guilty on Thursday (24 August) at Watford Magistrates Court to two offences under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 and the General Food Regulations 2004.

Mr Allery was fined £500 on each offence and ordered to pay the District Council's costs of £3168.60, bringing the total to £4168.60.

Councillor Phil Brading, Public Services and Health Portfolio Holder, says:

"Our residents have the right to be confident that local pubs and restaurants adhere to health and safety regulations and have a high standard of care towards their customers and patrons.  We will take swift action wherever this is not the case and we are pleased that a prosecution was achieved in this instance.