One man from the West Midlands who used industrial alcohol to make fake vodka that could kill has been jailed today.
Michael Woodlock from West Bromwich was given a 12 month sentence.
The illegal alcohol manufacturing and bottling plant in Birmingham city centre was uncovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers after they raided a unit. The raid took place six days after five men were killed in an explosion at an illicit vodka distillery in Lincolnshire.
Forensic analysis of the counterfeit vodka showed it contained dangerous levels of methanol which is used in antifreeze, solvent and cleaning fluids.
Two other men Gavin Berrow and Alex Dean Rollerson were each given suspended sentences of four months.