Burglar who sexually assaulted and murdered 89-year-old widow jailed for a minimum of 34 years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2020 in burglary, elderly, murder, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A burglar has been sentenced to a minimum term of 34 years in prison for the “sexual or sadistic” murder of an 89-year-old widow in her own bed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2020

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Couple who lost almost £1m among 3,000 victims of courier fraud as police launch nationwide crackdown – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2020 in elderly, fraud, news, statistics by tracey

‘Police have launched the first ever nationwide crackdown on courier fraud that has affected more than 3,000 people – including a couple who were conned out of almost £1m.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2020

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Elderly abuse suspect could be allowed to starve himself to death, judge says – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2020 in child abuse, elderly, news, sexual offences, suicide by tracey

‘An elderly man who stopped eating after being accused of historical child sexual abuse could be allowed to starve himself to death, a judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 27th Janaury 2020

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Coroner criticises NHS after death of patient with broken neck who was shunted between hospitals three times – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2019 in coroners, elderly, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The death of Jean Waghorn, who died after contracting pneumonia in hospital, sparked criticism from a coroner who said the NHS trust had ignored earlier warnings over moving patients between hospitals. Senior coroner Veronica Deeley had issued two official alerts to Brighton and Sussex Hospitals Trust last year after the deaths of frail elderly patients who were wrongly shuttled between hospitals.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2019

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Sex offender jailed for the rape of 76-year-old woman – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A registered sex offender who raped a 76-year-old woman as she walked her dog has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2019

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“Severe failures” in care led to the death of vulnerable pensioner Leocardo Loney – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 20th, 2019 in care homes, elderly, inquests, news by sally

‘The family of a vulnerable London man who was found dead more than two months after he went missing from Willow House, the extra care housing where he lived, have spoken out following an inquest into his death.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 7th November 2019

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‘Best Interests’- how to decide? – Family Law

Posted November 8th, 2019 in children, Court of Protection, elderly, mental health, news, official solicitor by tracey

‘I act as a Deputy for many clients, young and old, with different needs, requests and expectations. I manage their money and need to make best interest decisions daily. When a client lacks capacity to make a particular decision then it’s my job to help support them in making that decision. If they can’t make a particular financial decision then I become the “decision maker”.’

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Family Law, 8th November 2019

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Action needed to tackle domestic abuse of over-60s, says Age UK – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2019 in domestic violence, elderly, news, victims by sally

‘More than 200,000 people aged 60 to 74 suffered domestic abuse in England and Wales in one year, according to new figures from Age UK, which warned that the total could be higher due to unrecorded abuse.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

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Pensioner cleared of ‘mercy killing’ murder of terminally-ill husband – The Independent

Posted September 19th, 2019 in assisted suicide, elderly, married persons, murder, news, suicide by tracey

‘A pensioner has been cleared of the “mercy killing” murder of her terminally ill husband, who died after they both took an overdose last year.’

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The Independent, 18th September 2019

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Police failing to solve crimes committed against elderly people, report finds – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2019 in criminal justice, elderly, news, police, prosecutions, reports, victims by tracey

‘Police are failing to solve crimes committed against elderly people and letting perpetrators walk free, watchdogs have warned. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate found that care for older victims was not good enough in more than half of cases examined.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2019

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Oxbridge can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, tribunal ruling suggests – Daily Telegraph

‘Oxford and Cambridge universities can force old professors to retire in order to boost diversity, a tribunal ruling suggests.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2019

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Woman who drove van into house convicted over pensioner’s death – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2019 in dangerous driving, elderly, homicide, news by sally

‘A motorist who crashed a van into a house, killing a 90-year-old woman as she sat in her front room speaking on the phone, has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2019

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Woman, 81, killed herself after pension was frozen in error – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2019 in benefits, elderly, inquests, news, pensions, suicide by sally

‘An 81-year-old woman killed herself after running out of money when her pension was frozen due to an administrative error.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2019

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Coventry fake doctor jailed for duping elderly people – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in doctors, elderly, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “fantasist” who posed as a doctor to dupe elderly people out of money and prescribed them potentially dangerous medicine, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

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Man jailed for helping American friend dump father in UK car park so he could get free treatment on NHS – The Independent

‘A “fantasist” who claimed to be in the elite military unit has been jailed for two and a half years for his part in a plot to abandon a dementia-suffering Californian pensioner in rural England.’

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The Independent, 30th April 2019

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Neglect contributed to woman’s death after being issued wrong drug – BBC News

‘Neglect was a contributing factor in the death of a woman suffering from shingles who was given the wrong drug by a pharmacy, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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‘Frail’ pensioner who beat wheelchair-bound husband to death with a pole cleared of murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A “frail” pensioner who beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole after suffering decades of “hell” and abuse has been cleared of his murder.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2019

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The rise of ‘predatory marriages’ – Family Law

Posted March 29th, 2019 in bereavement, consent, elderly, families, intestacy, marriage, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘Ethan Axelrod and Hayley Trim of Irwin Mitchell look at how vulnerable parents and a legal loophole are being exploited to rob families of their inheritance.’

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Family Law, 29th March 2019

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Care homes applying for hundreds more court orders to prevent elderly from going outside, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘Care homes and hospitals are applying for hundreds more elderly people to be locked inside, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2019

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Sacked 88-year-old hospital secretary becomes oldest person ever to win age discrimination case – Daily Telegraph

‘An 88-year-old hospital secretary has become the oldest person ever to win an age discrimination case after she was marched out her office and later dismissed over “frality” claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2019

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