A illegal Gas Fitter who left families and children at risk in 85 homes in Yorkshire and Worksop has been sent to prison.
Steven Carter, 49 , of Maltby , Rotherham by the HSE on 3 charges under the gas safety regulations. They found serious defects on gas boilers, fires and cookers which were left in below current standards and some were immediately dangerous.
The court heard that Mr Carter was not registered with Gas Safe when he carried out the work for 2 different landlords, he pleaded guilty and was jailed for 16 weeks.
The HSE said that they hoped this would send a strong message to illegal gas workers and that they would take action in such cases.