Shocking moment carer is caught on hidden camera abusing vulnerable pensioner with dementia by pulling her hair, grabbing her by the nose and force feeding her – as she is jailed for six months
- WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
- Jenny Dady, 29, was a carer for 69-year-old Liz Youngs, who had dementia
- Video footage revealed how the carer had been pulling the elderly victim’s hair
- She also pushed her knuckles into her face and pulled her up by her nose
- Dady admitted ill-treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity at Norwich Crown Court on January 18, and was jailed for six months
- Police say Mrs Youngs’ family want footage shared publicly to ‘promote the case’
Footage of a carer abusing a vulnerable pensioner with dementia has been released – following her sentence of six months in jail.
Jenny Dady, 29, was meant to be caring for 69-year-old Liz Youngs, who had limited mobility, but video footage revealed how the carer had been pulling the elderly victim’s hair, pushing her knuckles into her face and pulling her up by her nose.
During the summer of 2019, Mrs Youngs’ daughter Corrina Cunningham, who was living with her in Barford, Norfolk, became concerned after noticing minor injuries on her mother, including bruising and blisters.
They started recording footage on a CCTV camera which was already in Mrs Youngs’ room, and openly visible to anyone entering. Police said that Mrs Youngs’ family wanted footage shared publicly to ‘promote the case’ after Dady was jailed.
On one occasion, Dady had brought along her dog during a visit, and the animal scratched Mrs Youngs, causing deep cuts to her legs.
Dady had been forcing Mrs Youngs to eat and had verbally abused her. She was also constantly using her mobile phone while she was responsible for looking after her.
In November 2019, Mrs Youngs’ family viewed the CCTV footage and it became apparent that Dady had been mistreating Mrs Youngs, at which point police became involved.
Dady admitted ill-treatment or neglect of a person who lacks capacity at Norwich Crown Court on January 18, and was jailed for six months.
Releasing distressing footage from the case, Norfolk Police said: ‘We know the release of this CCTV has attracted strong opinions, which we completely understand. It is difficult to watch.
‘Careful consideration is given in the release of such material. In this case, the family of Liz, wanted this footage shared publicly to promote the case.’
Mrs Youngs’ daughter Corrina said: ‘Sadly, mum passed away during the investigation, which makes it so much harder to come to terms with, knowing that she was poorly treated in the last year of her life.
‘I was mortified when I found out this had been happening.
‘I felt guilty for not being able to protect her when she needed it and that this had happened under our own roof.
‘We trusted Jenny and thought she genuinely cared for mum but she betrayed this trust in the worst possible way.
‘I found it really difficult to watch the footage, it made me feel physically sick.
‘I couldn’t bear the thought of Jenny being in a position to care for other people’s loved ones and abuse them in the way she did my mum.
Dady had been forcing Mrs Youngs to eat and had verbally abused her. She was also constantly using her mobile phone while she was responsible for looking after her
‘I’m glad we acted on our concerns and got the camera and I would encourage anyone in a similar position to do the same.’
Detective Constable Gemma Weeks, who led the investigation, said: ‘Dady was in a position of trust and left to care for an extremely vulnerable woman who had no means of protecting herself or raising the alarm to relatives.
‘She abused this trust, treating Liz with little care; handling her roughly by pushing and pulling her.
‘On one occasion after a shower, Liz was left for almost 30 minutes in her wheelchair with wet hair and just a towel covering her lap.
‘Many incidents were captured on CCTV which makes for very unpleasant viewing.
‘No one would want their loved ones treated in this way, particularly those who are vulnerable and have limited capacity, which is why it’s important we seek justice in these cases for the victims and their families.’
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