A woman was arrested after she tried to remove her dementia-stricken mother from a care home.
Ex-Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton shared the video of her mother being handcuffed for trying to take her 97-year-old grandmother out of the home.
73-year-old Ylenia Angeli, a retired nurse, had not seen her mother for months because of the pandemic and now she wants to take care of her at their family home.
Leandra posted the footage of her mother being handcuffed on Facebook and shared how her family had been trying to take her grandmother home.
“Nan, I love you and we are going to fight for you,” the former actress said as her mother was placed in the police car.
“I’m not fine. It’s ridiculous, it’s my grandmother, we want to be with our grandmother,” Leandra can be hears saying in the video.
Her mother then told her: “I love you, come here. Stay strong.”
In Leandra’s Facebook post, she said: “Yesterday my 73 year old Mum, pushed into the care home to hug my 97 year old Grandma who has dementia. She then quietly wheeled her out.
“My Mum, is a trained nurse and wishes to care for my Nan at home. We only have Power of Attorney for my Nan’s finances. Not for her wellbeing.
“Before lock down we could over come this by visiting my Nan regularly. Now we can’t. My Mum was arrested because she refused to take my Nan back to the care home.”
She added: “It feels like we are living in the worst Kafka-esque nightmare. People in masks coming to take your relative away from you.
“I find myself for the first time in my life on the wrong side of the law.”
The yoga teacher said that she had “tried to go through all the official channels” by writing to the Public Health England and MPs.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Noble of Humberside Police said: “The situation was distressing and emotional for everyone and the woman did not want her mother to be returned to the care home staff.
“The officer in attendance had to ensure that that everyone was safe and in particular the 93-year-old lady who was frail and vulnerable and so made the decision to briefly restrain the 73-year-old woman until the situation was calm and under control.
“Officers then returned the elderly lady to the home. The 73-year-old lady was then immediately unrestrained, de-arrested and allowed to return home with her daughter.”
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