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Birmingham carer who slapped and abused 101-year-old patient jailed for eight months | UK News



A carer who was secretly filmed slapping and abusing a 101-year-old dementia patient has been jailed for eight months.

Shocking footage shows Ashikiah Reid roughly cleaning the pensioner’s face with a flannel and slapping her hands and arms.

The elderly woman can be heard crying out in pain and seen reaching out to Reid as she appears to forcefully manhandle her.

Ashikiah Reid was secretly filmed by the victim's family. Pics: West Midlands Police
Ashikiah Reid was secretly filmed by the victim’s family. Pics: West Midlands Police

At one point Reid points her finger in the woman’s face.

The 36-year-old was filmed on hidden cameras after the victim’s family became concerned about her home care.

Detectives launched an investigation last August after relatives handed the covert camera footage over to West Midlands Police.

Reid was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to ill-treating the bed-bound woman.

Reid points her finger in the elderly woman's face
Reid points her finger in the elderly woman’s face

PC David Nash, from West Midlands Police’s public protection unit, said: “I am glad the woman responsible for inflicting unnecessary distress and pain on a defenceless woman has been put behind bars.

“A lot of trust is put into personal carers and this trust was shattered by Reid’s actions against this woman.

“I hope this can offer the victim’s family some closure, knowing that someone that showed no moral compass when caring for the elderly has been brought to justice.”

The force said Reid had been dismissed from her job and consequently struck off, meaning she will never be able to practise as a carer again.

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