Police arrests qualified nurse, 73, trying to take her 97-year-old dementia-hit mother from care home after nine months to be looked after by her family in lockdown – and put pensioner in patrol car to be sent back
Police were caught on camera arresting a qualified nurse as she tried to take her 97-year-old mother from a care home after nine months of isolation to be looked after by family.
Former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton wept as officers arrested her 73-year-old mother, Ylenia Angeli, before putting her dementia-sufferer grandmother into a patrol car to be sent back to the facility in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire.
Ylenia, who is an occupational health nurse, was handcuffed before eventually being de-arrested and released close to her mother’s care home, Northgate House.
The family were acting ahead of the second nationwide coronavirus lockdown that comes into force from midnight.
In the initial clip, Leandra records the police officers who have pulled up in front of the family in a car park on their way back from the home where grandmother, Tina Thornborough, had been a resident for nearly a year.
She films the scene as she says: ‘So let’s just make this very clear, my nan – my 97-year-old nan – here who we have taken from the care home because we haven’t seen her for nine months is now being taken back by force to her care home.
‘My mother has been arrested, my mother is in the back of the car here.’
Her mother Ylenia then raises her wrists to show that she has been handcuffed.
Leandra, 42, continues: ‘She is a nurse – a fully-qualified nurse – who is wising to care for her own mother and here we have an incredible use of police time to take my 97-year-old grandmother back into a care home where she is deteriorating where we haven’t been able to see her for nine months.’
Panning the camera to Tina, who is sitting alone in the front seat of the car, she becomes emotional as she says: ‘Nan, we love you and we are going to fight for you.’
If this cant make our blood boil – nothing can.