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Vile care workers threw gravel at dementia sufferers to make ‘happy slap’ videos

Vile care workers threw gravel at dementia sufferers to make ‘happy slap’ videos


 Two callous and unfeeling student nurses are facing the prospect of jail after they were caught conducting unfeeling pranks on dementia sufferers who begged them to stop  Abana Arshad and Amy Greenhalgh, 23 and 24 respectively, hurled gravel at victims and heartlessly laughed while filming their revolting pranks which distressed the elderly residents of the care home in Salford, Greater Manchester  In total the cold-hearted girls mocked up to seven elderly residents with dementia or Alzheimers behind the backs of unsuspecting colleagues whilst working at a specialist EMI unit  None of the victims were able to identify the perpetrators of the callous act due to their confused state of mind  Arshad and Greenhalgh were discovered as the offenders when one was seen loading her pockets with gravel from the driveway and the stones were found on the flood of the victims’ rooms  It also emerged that one resident had rolled up plastic gloves thrown at her.  The pair attempted to shift the blame to other residents and one innocent senior colleague who they called a “crackhead” when they realised they were close to being revealed as the culprits  The unfeeling care workers also warned one other to delete all incriminating footage off their phones   In a message on Facebook , Greenhalgh said: “Someone’s reported us about stones being thrown  To which Arshad said: “Are you for real? You can’t trust anyone in work I swear Haha. Just say Jack threw something at Cindy. Delete it all off your phone to be on the safe side ”  Greenhalgh added: “Did we get all the stones off the floor in the rooms”.  Abana said: “Don’t think anybody will clock that I’ll back you.”  The cold pair were revealed as the perpetrators when Police found these messages when they interviewed the pair about the conduct  Authorities also found one mocking video of a resident which said: “Cindy dancing on the floor – checking if people are looking haha” with several laughing emojis  At Manchester Magistrates Court on Friday Arshad, from Crumpsal,l and Greenhalgh, from Eccles, were convicted of ill-treatment of a person without mental capacity  Many of their victims from the assaults on July 15, 2018, have since passed away  Senior colleague Aaliyah Hussain told the hearing: “One pair of rolled up gloves was thrown at a female resident called Cindy and she thought another male resident called Jack had thrown it and a verbal altercation then broke out between them But it was either Abana or Amy who threw as one admitted it to another carer.  “Later on Jack was in the garden shouting out in what I would assume to be pain He was saying: ‘ow’ and he became physically aggressive.  “One of the other carers was not able to bring him into the lounge and this was being recorded and Amy and Abana where in the back laughing and recording on the phone in the back of the lounge  “Later when I went outside on a break I saw Abana, stand up from bending down and put something into her pocket A couple of stones dropped out of her hand and she put her hands into her pockets and returned through the main entrance  “Upon returning one of the other residents was shouting: ‘stop it. Why are you doing that? Get away” It was over and over again and she was quite distressed.  “Abana and Amy were both there in the doorway of her room I went into the lady’s room and there was some stones on the floor under her chair on in her lap  “I spoke to her but she wasn’t able to tell me what had happened so, I just reassured her Then I could hear the resident next door shouting: “Stop doing that. Don’t throw them at me don’t throw them at me”  “I went into her room and there were stones on the floor. I asked Abana and Amy what they where doing but they were just laughing and didn’t give me proper reasons  “Here was a comment made one of the other residents who had been in bed and she tried to chase both of them when they threw stones at her  “Abana threw a stone and then blamed another resident.”  Robert Stevenson, a mental health nurse at the care home, said: “I was working in my office and a member of staff came into the office and said she had just witnessed two members of staff throwing stones at residents and filming them  “Abana had left the building already but I asked for Amy to come to the office to talk to her  “I was told Abana had thrown a glove at another resident and I said a report would have to be done and I escorted Amy off the premisis  “I spoke to Cindy and she said somebody threw a glove and there was lots of laughing She said it upset her a bit but as people were laughing she assumed it was “okay ”  “I did know that one members of night staff did say she found some stones in some of the rooms that these events had alleged took place in ”  Arshad, who has now given up her university nursing course, denied the charges, while Greenhalgh pleaded guilty  During her police interview, Arshad said: “Amy was laughing and a resident was swearing at her and I made the unwise decision of laugh due to the resident swearing at Amy  “I had a text saying that I have been accused of throwing stuff and told Amy to say it was Jack that had thrown something at Cindy I didn’t see any stones.  “First thing knew of any problems was when Amy contacted me on Facebook saying someone had reported her I didn’t throw anything.”  However, she later admitted throwing a stone at one female resident and told the court she had recorded video footage of one of the male residents because he was walking barefoot outside  She added: “I think I was just being immature. I wasn’t mocking him.  “I took a stone and only threw one at one of the other residents  “I was just laughing at swear words that she was saying. It was immature of me and unprofessional – and I have obviously learnt my lessons  “Everyone was laughing in respect of the glove incident – everyone laughed.”  Meanwhile, Greenhalgh told police: “I had known Abana to throw paper and stuff at residents before  “When Jack came in Abana threw a stone and he started at Cindy thinking she had thrown it Abana does it quite a lot – it’s not good.”  She told the court: “I did nothing to stop it and I weren’t really thinking at the time  “I was just being stupid. I knew it’s wrong and shouldn’t have done it.  “Everything’s true that I have owned up to We shouldn’t have done it. We both just threw one stone.”  The perpetrators will be sentenced next month and were granted bail  District Judge James Hatton said: “Both defendants provided care for people who had mental impairments  “They lacked any capacity and not be able to defend themselves.  “Both these defendant lied in interview and blamed each other, two colleagues and sought to shift responsibility onto other residents  “They clearly knew what they where doing was wrong and amounted to ill treatment  “What other inference could I possibly draw from people that are throwing stones and laughing at people they should be caring for  “Both were present, both were involved and both laughed.  “They are as guilty as one another and they stand convicted and at risk of an immediate custodial sentence ”

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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