Wigan gas fitter admits to having fake documents

A Wigan man has admitted to carrying out gas repairs under false credentials.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 3:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 3:52 pm

Clifford Waterhouse, 54, of Barn Lane, Golborne, was charged with wrongly claiming he was “Gas Safety-Registered” on jobs in Loch Street, Pemberton, and Smethurst Road, Billinge, last year for which he was said to have received payments of £355 and £90.

It was further alleged that he provided a false name and false engineer ID number on a gas service manual operations booklet and he advertised Wigan Emergency Plumbers 24-7 on Yell.com as being “gas safe registered” when this was not the case.

On his latest appearance before Wigan magistrates he pleaded guilty to all seven charges against him.

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The bench released him on unconditional bail pending his sentence at the same court on December 14.

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