A Trethomas car firm has been fined £12,000 by magistrates after it was prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Trading Standards.
Officials visited Evolution Cars Ltd, at Newport Road, Trethomas, in September last year, along with an independent motor engineer and examined vehicles offered for sale to ensure they were safe.
Tests found one of the vehicles, a 53 plate Renault Clio, to be in a dangerous condition due to its handbrake not working.
At a hearing at Newport Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 31, company directors Osman Yasin and Tariq Mogel admitted an offence contrary to the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 and were fined £12,000. It was also ordered to pay £1,130.15 prosecution costs and a victim surcharge of £170.