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Manslaughter | Breach of Food Safety Regulations | Kangs

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The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal against sentence by Mohammed Khalique Zaman (‘Mr. Zaman’) following his conviction for manslaughter.

The Events Leading To Conviction | Kangs Food Safety Regulations Solicitors

On the 30th January 2014, Mr. Paul Wilson sadly died at his home in North Yorkshire.

The cause of death was discovered to be the result of his eating food that had been prepared by Mr. Zaman’s restaurant and collected for consumption at home.

Mr. Wilson suffered from an allergy to peanuts and he had been advised by the waiter at the restaurant that the food which he wished to order contained no nuts.  Unfortunately, the sauce contained substantial amounts of peanut resulting in Mr. Wilson suffering a fatal anaphylactic shock.

The Court Hearings | Kangs Food Hygiene Solicitors

In May 2016, Mr. Zaman was found guilty of manslaughter and various charges in relation to contravening food safety regulations.

The Trial Judge sentenced him to six years imprisonment for manslaughter and sentences of up to nine months concurrent for the food safety offences.

An appeal against sentence brought by Mr. Zaman was dismissed with the Court of Appeal stating:

In our view, the Appellant’s negligence in this case was not just gross; his behavior, driven by money, was appalling. Given the very serious aggravating factors, even though the Appellant was a man of good character, we are wholly unpersuaded that a sentence of six years after a trial was manifestly excessive or, indeed, excessive at all.”

Kangs Food Safety Solicitors | Environmental Health Solicitors

The above case shows how seriously the Courts are treating offences of gross negligence manslaughter and breaches of Food Safety and Hygiene.

Kangs Solicitors have a proven track record for defending cases of this nature.

Please follow the links for articles of recent cases:

For more information in relation to Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Food Safety Offences please follow the below links:

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Solicitors

If you are under suspicion of committing any offences of this nature and have been arrested or invited for interview, it is paramount that you seek and obtain the services of specialist solicitors.

Please contact the following for further advice:

Hamraj Kang
hkang@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07976 258171 | 020 7936 6396 | 0121 449 9888

John Veale
jveale@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Sukhdip Randhawa
srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Tim Thompson
tthompson@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

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