ARMY CALLED-IN TO DEAL WITH FIREWORKS STORED AT PENARTH’S DRAGON DISCOUNTS

Dragon Discounts in Penarth’s Windsor Road

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has said that army officers had to be called in to deal with a £3,500 consignment of fireworks being illegally stored in the  A-Z Dragon Discounts store on Windsor Road Penarth.

The trading standards inspection of A-Z Dragon Discounts of Windsor Road was carried out on October 25 last year in which Vale officials  had to call in army experts to deal with the sheer quantity of fireworks discovered.

Trading standards photographs taken of the fireworks in store at Dragon Discounts

The Vale Council subsequently brought a trading standards prosecution against the shop in which Cardiff Magistrates heard that over  60 kilogrammes of explosive fireworks were stored in the a rear storeroom of the premises in what was described as a “dangerous and unsafe manner”.

The fireworks were found to be damp and were alleged not to have been  segregated from flammable materials.

Mr Sangat Singh and Trishna Kaur Singh – both of Felin Fach, Whitchurch, Cardiff pleaded guilty to offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The court imposed fines of £1,920 on Sangat Singh and £1,080 on Trishna Singh . The council was awarded £2,000 in costs.

The magistrates took the view that this was a very serious offence and ordered that the fireworks – worth £3,500 – should be forfeited and destroyed.

Cllr Hunter Jarvie (Conservative Cowbridge)

Cllr Hunter Jarvie, Vale Council cabinet member for Shared Regulatory Services [ the trading standards operation which the Vale runs in collaboration with Bridgend ] said:

“Fireworks are highly dangerous articles and need to be stored safely. Officers monitor premises which have explosives licences and will take the necessary action to ensure that both staff and the public are safe.”

“This was a very dangerous situation with residential accommodation above the building.”

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8 Responses to ARMY CALLED-IN TO DEAL WITH FIREWORKS STORED AT PENARTH’S DRAGON DISCOUNTS

  1. Chris David says:

    Ahh- classic case of the owners not reading the Guido 🙂

  2. Frank Evans says:

    60kgs of fireworks and a fire breathing dragon loose in the store, are they crazy!!

    • Frank Evans says:

      The dragon doesn’t seem that clever either it has set fire to itself on the front sign. Maybe it’s a discount dragon.😅
      Enough frank, have a lie down now…

  3. Vic says:

    And they sell STATIONARY. Not moving then! 🙂

  4. Chris David says:

    Ah alas- Guido has died.

  5. Mr S Dout Tea says:

    Now there store room is empty, maybe they could house a Syrian family in it. Free of charge of course, only for 2 years.

  6. snoggerdog says:

    if that lot would have gone off it would not have spilt the beer in the spoons,they dont fill the glasses up that high!

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