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Hendon takeaway death boss Nisar Ahmad spared jail

The owner of a takeaway whose nephew was electrocuted while working in the kitchen has been spared jail.

Chef Wais Tanha, 18, was killed when he cleaned a dough-making machine at the Pronto Grill House, in Hendon, north London, in September 2010.

Nisar Ahmad, 30, from Edgware, north London, admitted two counts of health and safety breaches at the Old Bailey.

He was was given an 11-month prison sentence suspended for two years.

'Heavily on conscience'

A charge of manslaughter was not proceeded with.

Oliver Glasgow, prosecuting, said checks had revealed faulty wiring to equipment in the kitchen.

Judge Timothy Pontius told Ahmad: "Your failure to discharge your responsibility led tragically to the death of your nephew, something I imagine will lay heavily on your conscience for years to come - especially when you see his parents."

Ahmad was also ordered to do 220 hours of unpaid work and to pay £3,000 costs.

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