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Woman denies ill-treating elderly Workington care home residents

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WOMAN accused of ill-treating elderly residents while working at a Workington care home will go on trial next year.

Gillian Deans, 52, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (THURS) to face four charges – all of which she denied.

Three of these allege that, being a care worker, Deans ill-treated elderly residents at Workington’s Amathea Care Home, Newlands Lane.

It is alleged she was verbally aggressive and abusive towards one female resident. It is further alleged she was verbally and physically aggressive towards two other residents – one male and one female.

Deans pleaded not guilty to all three of these charges. They relate to alleged incidents in October last year.

During today’s short hearing before Judge Barbara Forrester, Deans also denied an allegation of witness intimidation. This alleges she approached and made verbal threats towards a woman on March 30 this year, knowing or believing that female was assisting in an investigation.

Deans, of Shaw Street, Workington, is due to go on trial at the crown court on June 11. In the meantime she was granted unconditional bail by Judge Forrester.

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