Sentencing delay for boss of care home where woman fell from roof

Matt Matharu at Teesside Crown Court
Matt Matharu at Teesside Crown Court

THE boss of a care home where a 90-year-old resident climbed out of a window and fell from a roof faces a further six weeks to learn his fate.

Matt Matharu, 50, who owns Parkview residential home in Seaton Carew, was due to be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.

He was convicted by a jury of two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work 1974 Act after a trial in November.

It was after resident Norah Elliott climbed out of her upstairs bedroom window before falling from a conservatory roof.

She later died in James Cook Hospital from her injuries.

The trial heard no lock on the bedroom window was found.

Matharu, faces up to two years’ prison.

Sentencing was adjourned until Monday, February 16, after detailed prosecution submissions did not reach the judge in time.

Matharu, of Elwick Road, Hartlepool, was granted bail.