Two prosecuted for disabled blue badge fraud

Two people have been prosecuted by Plymouth City Council’s Corporate Fraud Team for Disabled Blue Badge fraud.

Jocelyn Ruffle, of Chudleigh Road, Plymouth pleaded guilty at Plymouth Magistrates on Tuesday 22 November to using the Blue Badge that belonged to her deceased husband Peter Ruffle to park in Tavistock Place in October 2015. She was sentenced to a conditional discharge of 12...

Plymouth building company fined after worker suffered multiple injuries in a fall

A Plymouth building company has been fined for safety breaches after an employee suffered multiple injuries in a fall at work.

Geoffrey Burt, 59, from Plymouth, was helping to pull up a floor at the premises of W Cooper and Son (Plymouth) Ltd in Commercial Road, Coxside, when he fell 2.3 metres down a void. He sustained several fractures to his ribs, shoulder blade and spine, as well...