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Nottingham care home boss admits manslaughter charge

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A Nottingham care home director has admitted causing the death of an elderly resident through gross negligence.

Yousaf Khan, 47, of Nelson Road, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Ivy Atkin, 86, who died in November 2012.

His firm Sherwood Rise Limited admitted a charge of corporate manslaughter.

Nottingham Crown Court heard the firm admitted it had failed to ensure Mrs Atkin was given appropriate care.

Mrs Atkin died a few days after she was moved out of the Autumn Grange care home, which was operated by Sherwood Rise Limited.

The home closed in 2012 after its council contract was suspended.

Two other people still face separate charges relating to Mrs Atkin's death.

Mr Khan, who was released on bail and will be sentenced in February, said he was "very remorseful" about her death.

Image caption Ivy Atkin died shortly after being moved from Autumn Grange Care Home in Sherwood Rise, Nottingham

The Crown Prosecution Service confirmed this was the first care home company to be charged under the Corporate Manslaughter Act.

The act came into force in 2008 to clarify the criminal liabilities of companies where serious failures in health and safety result in a death.

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