Former Scarborough landlord jailed for cellar death

David Bell
David Bell

THE FORMER landlord of a Scarborough bar has been jailed for two years after his gross negligence caused the tragic death of one of his customers.

David Bell, 51, was landlord of Zest Bar in St Thomas Street when 36-year-old James Teasdale, of Mayville Avenue, fell through an unlocked door and tumbled to his death in the venue’s cellar on July 11 last year.

After the sentence, Mr Teasdale’s parents, Derek and Barbara, said they were relieved that justice had been served and also paid tribute to their son.

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