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BREAKING Bradford care home neglect trial collapses

ACQUITTED: The eight who have been cleared on neglect at Highdell care home (clockwise from top left) Stephen Pelkowski, Jennifer Cross, Phillipa Robinson, Desmond Crowley, Nicki Kassama, Piotr Czajkowski, Valerie James and Gerard McDermott

Bradford care home neglect trial collapses

THE trial of a Bradford nursing home boss and seven care staff today collapsed after the judge ended the prosecution of the final two defendants.
Stephen Pelkowski, the manager of Highdell Nursing Home in Idle, was discharged from the dock at Bradford Crown Court, along with Phillippa Robinson, a senior nurse and registered mental health nurse.
They had denied one charge of wilful neglect of a person who lacks capacity, relating to elderly dementia sufferer, Edward Hinnells.
Earlier this week, six defendants in the case were acquitted by the jury of the same allegation.
They were: Jennifer Cross, 60, a senior care assistant, of The Green, Idle; Nicki Kassama, 30, a carer, of Wrose Mount, Wrose, Shipley; Valerie James, 58, a senior carer, of Stonegate Road, Eccleshill, Bradford; Desmond Crowley, 59, a staff nurse and registered mental health nurse, of Hazelhurst Brow, Daisy Hill, Bradford; Gerard McDermott, 58, a registered mental health nurse, of Maria Street, Ilkley; and Piotr Czajkowski, 49, a cleaner, of RavenscliffeAvenue, Ravenscliffe, Bradford.
They were found not guilty on the direction of Judge Colin Burn.
Today it was the turn of Mr Pelkowski, 51, of Lodge Hill, Addingham, and Ms Robinson, 57, of Hall Royd, Shipley, to walk free from court.
Judge Burn discharged the jurors, thanking them for their "enthusiastic and good natured participation in the case".


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