A care home of horrors where fraudster David Barton scammed residents out of millions of pounds could be bulldozed to make way for a new housing development.

Care home owner, David Barton, 64, was found guilty in July 2018 of stealing more than £4million from elderly residents at the luxury Barton Park Nursing Home in Oxford Road, Birkdale.

Barton, who befriended and then cheated the pensioners out of their life savings and was jailed for 21 years by a judge who told him he was ‘morally bankrupt.’

The home, known as Barton Park, had been banned from taking on new residents for two years and in August 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) took urgent action to close it. The watchdog said the ‘quality of care’ at the home had ‘deteriorated significantly’ and the management were unable to make quality improvements.