Carers face neglect charges

TWO carers at a Wigan nursing home have, between them, been charged with 18 counts of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of elderly residents.

Sam Rigby and Lynne Parkinson were employed at Alexandra Grange Nursing Home, Wigan, where the alleged neglect is said to have taken place.

Both pleaded not guilty to all charges when they appeared before Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

Rigby, 25, of Dovedale Crescent, Ashton, is charged with seven counts of ill-treatment or the wilful neglect of seven different residents, six between January and July this year and one between April and November last year.

Lynne Parkinson, 54, of Belle Green Lane, Ince, is charged with 11 counts of wilful neglect or 
ill-treatment, between September last year and July this year, although the alleged incidents are 
not thought to be linked.

The women were both given conditional bail and are due to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on December 21.