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Nurse Arrested For Trying to Take Mother With Dementia Out Of Care Home For Lockdown

Nurse Arrested For Trying to Take Mother With Dementia Out Of Care Home For Lockdown

A nurse has been arrested after she tried to take her mother out of a care home for lockdown.

Ylenia Angeli - who is the mother of former Coronation Street star Leandra Ashton - was arrested after explaining to staff she wanted to care for her 97-year-old mum - who has dementia - at home during lockdown.

Staff called the police and Ylenia was arrested. A video, filmed by daughter Leandra (who played Saskia in Corrie) and posted on Facebook, shows Ylenia sat in a police car. You can watch it below:

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In the clip, Leandra can be heard saying: "So let's just make this very clear, my nan - my 97-year-old nan - here who we have taken from the care home because we haven't seen her for nine months is now being taken back by force to her care home.

"My mother has been arrested, my mother is in the back of the car here. She is a nurse, a fully-qualified nurse who is wising to care for her own mother.

The nurse was arrested after trying to take her mum from the care home (Credit: Leandra Ashton/Facebook)
The nurse was arrested after trying to take her mum from the care home (Credit: Leandra Ashton/Facebook)

"Here we have an incredible use of police time to take my 97-year-old grandmother back into a care home where she is deteriorating where we haven't been able to see her for nine months.

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"I'm not fine. It's ridiculous, it's my grandmother, we want to be with our grandmother. Nan, we love you and we are going to fight for you."

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Noble, from Humberside Police, said: "These are incredibly difficult circumstances and we sympathise with all families who are in this position.

The elderly lady can be seen sitting in the front seat of the family's car (Credit: Leandra Ashton/Facebook)
The elderly lady can be seen sitting in the front seat of the family's car (Credit: Leandra Ashton/Facebook)

"We responded to a report of an assault at the care home, who are legally responsible for the woman's care and were concerned for her wellbeing.

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"As was our legal duty, we returned the lady to the home and a 73-year-old woman who was initially arrested was de-arrested and allowed to return home with her daughter.

"We understand that this is an emotional and difficult situation for all those involved and will continue to provide whatever support we can to both parties."

Featured Image Credit: Leandra Ashton/Facebook

Topics: Life News, lockdown, News, Coronavirus

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]