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False identity leads to prosecution for Peterborough gas fitter

A self-employed plumber has been fined for posing as a registered gas fitter to try to carry out work on gas appliances at a Peterborough take-away.

Francesco Vaira, 61, of Lincoln Road, Peterborough, admitted breaching health and safety laws by carrying out illegal gas work by using a false identity and misleading council officials when he appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court.

Mr Vaira admitted breaching Regulation 3(7) of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 and was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £2,094.40.


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