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Director jailed for dirty tanks

4th September 1997
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• A Maidstone-based company director who supplied tank containers to carry fuel additives and foodstuffs without proper cleaning has been jailed for nine months and disqualified from being a company director for Iwo years. Nicholas Gray forged safety certificates and provided substandard transport containers to win a £158,000 deal. Liquid tank containers were supplied to Finchley-based Primedeck Enterprises to move palm oil From Kenya to East Africa. Martin Bowyer, prosecuting, said that Gray had "scratched around" for containers to fulfil the order; nine of the tanktainers had previously been used to transport fuel. They presented ,'a considerable risk to public health", said Bowyer.

Judge Geoffrey Rivlin at Southwark Crown Court said: "It was simple commercial fraud." The tonktainers were not "fit for the transportation of palm oil or any other foodstuff", he added.


Organisations: Southwark Crown Court
Locations: Finchley

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