Friday 23 June 2017

Toaster ban for police after fire

A police squad has been banned from using toasters due to health and safety concerns
A police squad has been banned from using toasters due to health and safety concerns

A police squad has been banned from using toasters due to health and safety concerns, a police spokesman said.

Officers in the City and Holbeck division, West Yorkshire, have been told not to use the appliances after flames engulfed a police station last week.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the fire at Holbeck police station started as a result of a toaster on the premises but he did not know if it was an electrical fault or had been caused by a food item being left in the appliance for too long.

He said: "It was a bad fire. Not bad enough to call out the fire service but it was bad.

"The ban is not force-wide but in the Holbeck division."

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