Poundstretcher were prosecuted after Doncaster Council found that all the fire exit routes at the Doncaster warehouse were blocked.
The initial enforcement action was to serve an Improvement Notice. However, a subsequent visit found that although there had been some progress, contraventions still existed and an appearance at the Magistrates’ Court was merited. Doncaster Magistrates handed down fines and costs totalling £43,000. This follows convictions for similar offences at two other Yorkshire branches of Poundstretcher in 2009.