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Friday, 01 August 2014

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Carlisle illegal butcher conviction is warning to others

The conviction of a man for running an illegal butchery business from a garage in Carlisle should serve as warning to others.

That’s the view from a senior councillor after 37-year-old Richard Ferguson was given a six-month suspended prison sentence and hit with a fine and costs totalling nearly £21,000.

He used his mother’s garage for preparing meats which he sold to customers on the black market.

Ferguson, of Moorhouse Road, Belle Vue, admitted nine offences under food safety and hygiene law.

The case was brought by Carlisle City Council’s environmental health department.

Deputy council leader Elsie Martlew said: “This type of prosecution is important as it protects public health and also ensures a level playing field so that legitimate food businesses in Carlisle are not disadvantaged.”

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