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Family of OAP abused by care worker say she should be jailed

Ben James,

The family of a frail dementia patient who was slapped in the face by a “despicable” care worker said that they hope she gets justice in jail. Deborah Edlin, 47, also rammed a flannel in an elderly woman’s mouth before telling her “do us a favour and die tonight” at St. Rita’s Care Home in Ditchling. Magistrates took less than an hour to find her guilty of four counts of ill treatment and neglect following a two-day trial at Brighton Magistrates Court. The four incidents, which happened at the specialist dementia home between January and March last year, came to light after two junior care workers came forward.