Care workers accused of neglecting disabled Rochdale pensioner left incapacitated by stroke appear in court

Two care workers accused of wilfully neglecting a 79-year-old disabled Rochdale pensionerĀ who was left incapacitated by a strokeĀ appeared in court today.

Khalid Hussain, 27, and Mohammed Azeem, 38, were charged following an investigation into reports of neglect, abuse and poor levels of care at the home of the alleged victim.

The unnamed pensioner, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, had been made the subject of a care package after suffering a stroke.

He also suffers from asthma, diabetes, dementia, depression and has had his left leg amputated at the knee.

But police were called in after the old man’s family installed a camera with a recording device at house following concerns about how he was being cared for.

At Bury magistrates court, Hussain of Croxton Avenue, Rochdale and Azeem, of Rochvalley Way, Rochdale were charged with ill-treating/wilfully neglecting a person without capacity.

They entered no plea and were sent for trial at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester.

Both were granted bail until a plea hearing next month with a condition they live at their home address and not be involved in any care duties of a professional nature.

Story via Cavendish Press.

Image courtesy of John Thurm, via Flickr, with thanks.

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