Piercer fined for needles offences

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A body piercer has been cleared of two out of four offences which alleged he ran his resort business incorrectly.

James Woods, 48, had allegations that he failed to keep his premises on Springfield Road, Blackpool, clean and tidy and that he allowed eating and drinking on the premises dismissed by Blackpool magistrates.

However, the justices found Woods, of Park Road, guilty of two offences of failing to ensure the correct disposal of clinical waste and failing to 
ensure the correct disposal of used needles.

He was fined £110 each on those offences and ordered to pay £20 victims surcharge following a three day hearing.

He must also pay £500 court costs to Blackpool Council who brought the prosecution.