BREAKING NEWS: Care home director jailed for corporate manslaughter

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The director of a care home in Nottingham has become the first person in the UK to be jailed for corporate manslaughter after an 86-year old resident died of pneumonia in his home.

Yousaf Khan, director of Sherwood Rise Limited, was handed a 38 month sentence for “wanton and reckless neglect” of Ivy Atkin, a resident of the Autumn Grange care home in Nottingham.

Mr Khan pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter by gross negligence at the Nottingham Crown Court trial.

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Sherwood Rise Limited was fined £300,000.

Mrs Atkins died in November 2012. The court was told she weighed just 3st 12lbs when she died after being left emaciated by malnutrition and soaked in her own urine.

A care worker at the home raised the alarm, leading to an inspection that found urine-soaked mattresses, a shortage of incontinence pads, and residents sharing each others’ clothing because laundry had not been done.

Jason Pitter QC, the prosecutor in the trial, said: “The failures were so obvious by the time of the final inspection that they did not need to be pointed out.”

 

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