“Richard Furlong, instructed by John Veale of Kangs Solicitors, represented Richard Pearson who received 10 years imprisonment for 2 counts of gross negligence manslaughter in relation to two deaths

in a massive explosion and fire at an industrial unit in Stafford which was storing fireworks. The incident took place in 2014, but the trial was delayed owing to serious injuries sustained by the defendant. The case was very widely reported.”

You can read more about this case in the following articles:-

BBC News - Stafford fireworks factory owner jailed over fire deaths

Mirror - Fireworks company director jailed for 10 years after employee and customer died in horror warehouse blaze

Birmingham Live - Fireworks shop boss Richard Pearson jailed for ten years over explosion deaths

Evening Telegraph - Business owner jailed for 10 years over firework shop deaths

 

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Date: 15/06/2018