A Newarthill man faces trial over the alleged illegal storage and sale of fireworks.
Naeem Asghar (42), of Church Street, has denied a total of 11 charges at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
It’s alleged he was caught during a North Lanarkshire Council trading standards operation.
Asghar is accused of selling fireworks illegally from a van at Draffen Tower, Motherwell, on October 8 last year.
It’s also claimed he stored the fireworks in his van without a licence and didn’t take measures to secure them properly in order to reduce the risk of fire or an explosion.
He is charged with illegally selling fireworks to a trading standard officer at Draffen Tower.
Further charges relate to the storage and supply of fireworks in a car park behind a pub in Carluke and in Main Street, Newmains, in November last year.
Asghar, reprented by solicitor Stephen MacBride, pleaded not guilty and trial was set for January 29.