Care worker convicted of ill treating dementia patient

Carer: Krisendutt Vibert
Carer: Krisendutt Vibert
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In his native country of Guyana, Krisendutt Vibert is a respected figure in horse racing circles.

But 4,600 miles away back in Preston, where he is better known as a care worker, his reputation is today destroyed after he was found guilty of ill treating a vulnerable dementia patient in his care.

Staff at Greenfield Nursing Home in Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston, blew the whistle on the 51-year-old, known as Desmond, after witnessing first hand his behaviour.

Vibert was a bank worker in the Beech House unit of the home, where the most disabled and vulnerable patients reside, when he ill-treated elderly resident Eddie McCann.

After eight hours of deliberations at Preston Crown Court the father-of-three was found guilty of mistreating Mr McCann by an 11-1 majority as his family watched from the public gallery.

He was cleared of ill treating a second resident and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on another accusation.

Jurors were told one carer witnessed Vibert roughly handle Mr McCann and throw him on to his bed.

His treatment of the frail pensioner is a sad and stark contrast to the way the horse owner and trainer cares for his prized animals back home in the small South American country.

Despite living in Lancashire, it is understood Vibert is heavily involved in the training and upkeep of his animals, in touch with the stables daily, and even viewing his prized animals on Skype.

He grew up in Georgetown, and is thought to have a home in Plantation Hope, West Coast Berbice.

When in Lancashire lives in a large semi detached home on leafy Ellerslie Road, a pleasant cul-de-sac in Ashton, with wife Chandrawattie, 58, a nurse with whom he has three sons.

He faces sentence on October 21.