JD Sports fined £60,000 for fire safety breaches at Merry Hill store

JD Sports Fashion PLC has been fined £60,000 after admitting fire safety breaches at a Black Country store in the run-up to Christmas.

The store pleaded guilty to six breaches related to its old premises in the Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

An internal fire risk assessment had flagged up problems 18 months before the store was visited by West Midlands Fire Service inspectors, Wolverhampton Magistrates Court heard.

Mr Mark Jackson, prosecuting, said fire inspection officers dropped in at the store as part of a routine pre-Christmas inspection in December 2015, but found fire escapes and exits blocked by items including crates and clothes rails.

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