Family’s spy camera shows Birmingham care home abuse

BBC News, Section from Birmingham and Black Country

A care worker was caught slamming the head of a 77-year-old woman with dementia into a chair on secret CCTV installed by her family. Betty Boylan’s relatives put a camera in her room at Bupa’s Perry Locks home in Birmingham after they found bruises on her, a court heard. Bina Begum, 49, was given a 12-month community order after admitting ill treating and neglecting Mrs Boylan. Bupa Perry Locks said she had been dismissed and her actions were “unacceptable”. Noreen Ashraf, prosecuting, told Birmingham Magistrates’ Court that Mrs Boylan was “left slumped in her chair with significant leaning to her side”. She said: “The complainant does not want to move her arm, and the defendant forces her arm and pushes her back into the chair. The complainant cries out. She slams her back into the chair with significant force to cause the chair to rock.”

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