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17 June 2019, 14:09 | Updated: 17 June 2019, 14:11
A Northampton man has been given a six-month suspended sentence for assaulting a vulnerable resident in one of the town’s care homes.
At Northampton Crown Court, Emeka Chukwu pleaded guilty to battery.
Chukwu, from Delapre, was working as a carer at the time of the incident and was immediately suspended when a member of staff witnessed him assaulting the 86 year-old resident, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Charlotte Green said:
“This force takes adult safeguarding very seriously indeed. We were very keen to ensure justice was obtained for this vulnerable man, who was unable to speak for himself when he was assaulted.
The care home followed the correct procedures by suspending the suspect and referring the matter to us so we could fully investigate the claims.
It is our job to protect a person’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect, and we will always thoroughly investigate any reports that this right has been compromised.