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Advert risked road deaths

PUBLISHED: 16:17 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 11:11 12 August 2010

A BED company has been fined for illegally advertising on a public highway. Sleepright in Sevenoaks placed an advertisement on the public highway in January which Bromley council deemed could divert drivers attention. Company owners pleaded guilty by p

A BED company has been fined for illegally advertising on a public highway.

Sleepright in Sevenoaks placed an advertisement on the public highway in January which Bromley council deemed could divert drivers' attention.

Company owners pleaded guilty by post ahead of the hearing in Bromley Magistrates' Court last month and they were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £915. The prosecution follows an inspection by a council enforcement officer last November when a metal free-standing advertising sign was on the grass verge in Sevenoaks Way.

Earlier inspections in June and July 2007 revealed similar signs illegally placed on the public highway outside the store.

Consequently, the company was convicted in January, paying fines and costs of £1,600.

To report an unauthorised advertising sign on the highway call the Street Services help desk on 020 8313 4621.

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