Wife pays £50 for lighting up in workplace

Wimbledon Guardian: Wife pays £50 for lighting up in workplace Wife pays £50 for lighting up in workplace

A husband and wife caused a stink after she started smoking in their motorbike workshop in full view of investigating police and a council’s environmental health team.

The Portuguese partners, Helton Kruges and Elaine Roque, were convicted at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Thursday, August 18, for flouting the smoking ban.

Mr Kruges was found guilty of letting his wife smoke indoors at Cometa Motorcycles, Crusoe Road, Mitcham, on May 31.

Since the introduction of the Health Act 2006, smoking is not allowed inside enclosed public spaces, such as pubs, restaurants and work places.

Andrew Bradley, from Merton Council’s environmental health team, said: “I spoke with Mr Kruges and told him I had found evidence of smoking, which was illegal in a workshop and dangerous in the presence of petroleum spirit.”

He said that, after an hour and a half in the workshop, he saw Elaine Roque sitting on the sofa smoking a cigarette.

He said: “I approached her and took a photo and spoke to her and asked for a name and address.”

Kruges, aided by a Portuguese interpreter, said: “As far as I know, I am here today because somebody was smoking. That person was my wife.

“There was no way I would have known that because I was not present at that time.

He added: “On that day my life finished. I don’t have the workshop anymore. I don’t have anything any longer.”

Mrs Roque pleaded guilty to smoking in a smoke-free premises was was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 costs.

Mr Kruges was found guilty and was given an eighteen-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 in legal costs.

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10:55am Sat 27 Oct 12

stuckinamatchbox says...

So... Let me get this straight...

- Married couple own a garage.
- Wife seen smoking on premises.
- Husband not on site at the time.
- Wife blatantly caught red handed.
- Wife pleads guilty

How on earth has it turned out that the husband gets a conditional discharge of 18 months and his wife who broke the law get's 6 months??

Seems a bit ridiculous to me to have stripped them bare of their way of earning a living. Daily we hear people in this country moaning that people are coming into the UK and claiming benefits etc. But then on the flip side people who come here and set themselves up with a business and try their best get done over. I know what she did was wrong. Also very stupid. But what are they to do now their business has been flushed down the pan because of a reckless cigarette??

Now they will most likely have to enter the JSA system. Which I have no doubt they'll be berated for by the society for claiming benefits instead of working. They're stuffed either way aren't they!

Ridiculous.
So... Let me get this straight... - Married couple own a garage. - Wife seen smoking on premises. - Husband not on site at the time. - Wife blatantly caught red handed. - Wife pleads guilty How on earth has it turned out that the husband gets a conditional discharge of 18 months and his wife who broke the law get's 6 months?? Seems a bit ridiculous to me to have stripped them bare of their way of earning a living. Daily we hear people in this country moaning that people are coming into the UK and claiming benefits etc. But then on the flip side people who come here and set themselves up with a business and try their best get done over. I know what she did was wrong. Also very stupid. But what are they to do now their business has been flushed down the pan because of a reckless cigarette?? Now they will most likely have to enter the JSA system. Which I have no doubt they'll be berated for by the society for claiming benefits instead of working. They're stuffed either way aren't they! Ridiculous. stuckinamatchbox
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