Unsafe fishing catapults found in Great Yarmouth’s Poundland store

Poundland Ltd was today fined �3,500 and ordered to pay costs of �2107, after pleading guilty before Great Yarmouth magistrates to selling unsafe fishing catapults in Norfolk stores.

The case against Poundland was brought by Norfolk County Council Trading Standards after a consumer found a catapult on sale in the Yarmouth store in February.

A trading standards investigation found the catapults could pose a moderate to significant danger to fishermen using them.

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