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Whitehaven woman denies alleged “ill treatment” of pensioner

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] WOMAN who denies the alleged ill-treatment of a pensioner while employed as a care worker will go on trial later this year.

Janet Beveridge Cairns Henderson, 59, faced one charge when she appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (MON).

This alleges that Henderson “ill-treated or neglected a person who lacked capacity” while having care of the pensioner – who it is said suffered from dementia – on August 27 last year.

During a short hearing before Judge James Adkin, Henderson pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

A trial before a jury will take place at the crown court. This is due to start June 4 and, it is estimated, will last for around three days.

In the meantime Henderson, of Earl’s Road, Whitehaven, was granted unconditional bail.

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