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Ockendon man fined after children hurt on inflatable slides

AN OCKENDON boss of an inflatables firm has pleaded guilty to failing to secure a blow up slide that injured three children at show in Kent.

Jay Crick, 34, of Russells Way, South Ockendon, pleaded guilty at Sevenoaks magistrates to two offences in relation to health and safety after the slide blew over at Tonbridge Garden Show on May 25, 2011.

The children, who were on the slide when it tipped over, were taken to hospital after the accident but released later that day with minor injuries.
Crick was given a 12-month conditional discharge for each of the offences and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.

In sentencing Crick, magistrates took into account the fact it was an isolated event that had resulted in only minor injuries and that Mr Crick had entered an early guilty plea and was of good character.

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