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A high-profile aristocrat says her 102-year-old uncle died at a care dwelling with three inch toenails.

Norbert Marshall, a retired jeweller, was 102 when he died after fracturing a hip in a fall at Plas Isaf Home in Rhos-on-Sea, Conway, North Wales.

An inquest in Ruthin heard Lady Bristol mentioned she was shocked when she noticed his ft in hospital, studies the BBC.

“His toes were blue, his nails were three inches long and he was very unkempt,” she mentioned.

“I had a shock when I saw him. He was in a terrible state.”

Lady Bristol, mom of socialites Victoria and Isabella Hervey, believes his nail size left him unsteady, resulting in the autumn.

She claimed it was “negligence” on the a part of the house.

The inquest heard Mr Marshall retired to Llandudno after falling in love with the city as a baby.

He was identified with dementia and moved into the house two and a half years in the past.

While he might stroll with out help, the inquest heard he had fallen about six instances.

He was taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital with a urinary tract an infection on October 29, 2003, however returned to Plas Isaf.

On November 2 he was discovered mendacity on the ground of the lounge and was taken to hospital.

His situation nevertheless worsened and he died on November 13, his reason for dying was given as pneumonia.

The fall, frailty and dementia have been contributory components.

Gwyneth Conway, the present supervisor of the house, informed the Telegraph employees have been “shocked”. She informed the inquest on Wednesday that enhancements had been carried out on the dwelling, together with common visits from a chiropodist.

Recording a conclusion of unintended dying, Mr Gittins mentioned he appreciated adjustments had been made.

He added that Mr Marshall had been strolling with the help of carers.

“I certainly do not attribute the fall to his feet,” he mentioned.