Owner of Chinese restaurant pleads guilty
The owner of a Chinese restaurant has pleaded guilty to 16 offences under the Fire Safety Order for failures relating to a loft conversion. An inspection of the Tang Chinese Restaurant in Cambridge by fire and environmental health officers in 2011 found the loft space had been converted into living accommodation with inadequate means of escape and no fire alarm system or emergency lighting. Owner Xueling Teng went on to breach a prohibition notice that was served. He was fined just £2,000 for the breaches plus £1,000 costs, due to the nature of his finances.
Fire Protection Association - 2012-06-15