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Fake fitter falsely claimed to be registered

An illegal gas fitter from Burnley has been given a 15-month community order for carrying out gas work while not being registered.

Preston Crown Court heard that Adam Kilbride falsely claimed to be Gas Safe registered when he worked at two properties in Burnley in December 2018 and January 2019. After complaints about installation defects, Gas Safe inspectors visited and found that the work was At Risk as well as Not to Current Standards.

Adam Kilbride of Burnley pleaded guilty to breaches of Regulations 3(3), 26(1) and 3(7) of the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. He was sentenced to a 15-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £400 compensation to the homeowner plus costs of £6,000.

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