A care home company has been hit with fines and costs totalling £42,966 for breaking fire safety laws following a blaze at a residential care home in Penge, which left an elderly woman seriously injured.

GCH (Burrow House) Ltd, which runs Burrows House care home on Derwent Road, was sentenced for three offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 at Croydon Crown Court on Thursday following the successful prosecution by the Brigade.

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