Four people charged after alleged care home mistreatment

Throstle Grove, Slyne-with-Hest.

Throstle Grove, Slyne-with-Hest.

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Four people have been charged with offences under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 following a police investigation into the mistreatment of residents at a care home in Slyne.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, all four people were charged with being a carer involved in the ill treatment and wilful neglect of a person with lack of capacity. This is contrary to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Darren Smith, 34, of Howgill Avenue, Lancaster, is charged with eight offences; Katie Cairns, 26, of Riverview Court, Westgate, Morecambe, is charged with four offences; Carol Moore, 53, of Ripon Avenue, Beaumont, Lancaster, is charged with six offences; and Gemma Pearson, 27, of Hill Street, Carnforth, is charged with one offence.


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