Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Family Backs Shop's Boycott

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Family Backs Shop's Boycott

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THE son of a much-loved grandfather who died in a chip fat fireball is backing Sainsbury's ban on the pan.

David Frisken's dad John died in March 2006 when he attempted to put out a chip pan fire at his home in Heaton, Newcastle, by pouring water on the flames.

The 65-year-old suffered 80% burns before dying later in hospital with his distraught family by his side.

David, 45, of Ivy Road, Forest Hill, said: "The dangers of chip pan fires are not publicised enough.

"It seems that every other day I'm still reading about chip pan fires and it's something we need to stop.

"When one of your family members is the victim you think about it and you just don't realise what a big mess it is.

"You just don't think it'll happen to you, but it could be your own aunties or uncles.

"I think it's fantastic news and I'd just like to say a big thank you to Sainsbury's and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service for doing this. …

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