Man charged with assault of 96-year-old dementia sufferer

A man has been charged after a 96-year-old woman was attacked and robbed at a care home.

Thursday, 16th February 2017, 11:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:44 am

Jake Morris, 24, of Holden Road, Leigh has been charged with assault and three counts of burglary.

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He has been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Wigan Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

Shortly after 7am on Saturday, January 27, police were called to a care home on Battersby Street in Leigh to reports that carers had discovered that three rooms had been broken into during the night and a 96-year-old woman with dementia had been assaulted.

The woman was treated for minor injuries and is recovering well.