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5th February 2016

Nottinghamshire care home boss jailed for manslaughter after 87-year-old died dehydrated and malmourished

A care home boss in Nottinghamshire has been jailed over the death of an 86-year-old woman.

Ivy Atkin died after she was found dehydrated, malnourished and with an untreated bed sore at Autumn Grange, Nottingham, in 2012.

Yousaf Khan, 47, of Nelson Road, Nottingham, admitted manslaughter and was sentenced to three years and two months at Nottingham Crown Court.

His firm Sherwood Rise Ltd was fined £300,000 for corporate manslaughter - the first case of its kind in England.

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Detectives were shocked by the seriousness of the neglect at Autumn Grange when they were called by a new member of staff worried about the conditions.

The council ended its contract and all the residents were moved out but Ms Atkin died several days later.

A post-mortem report showed her neglect led directly to her death.

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Yousaf Khan's barrister said he wanted to apologise to Mrs Atkin's family and nothing could excuse "shameful and deplorable" conditions.

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