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Outrage at fines for killer scalding.

THE brother of a man scalded to death in a bath has hit out after care home bosses were fined just pounds 6000.

Disabled Billy Thomson, 44, had massive internal organ failure after suffering 40 per cent burns.

His brother Jim, 48, said: "They have got away with killing my brother.

"He was severely disabled and couldn't even have called for help.

"He would have sat in agony in the bath and slowly boiled to death.

"It is disgusting that his life is worth just pounds 6000." We revealed the tragic story in 2006.

Billy was put in the bath by carer Prince Paul, 44.

The worker claimed he was not told the broken boiler had been spewing out searingly hot water for several days.

Turning Point Scotland, owners of the Morton Gardens home in Crossmyloof, Glasgow, were fined pounds 4500 and Sanctuary Housing Association, who ran it, were fined pounds 1500 at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Jim said: "There is no way that you can't tell when the water is too hot to put someone in."


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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Apr 12, 2009
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