Coventry & Warwickshire

Carer who 'pinned resident to floor' jailed for assault and ill-treatment

Suzanne Edmondson Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Suzanne Edmondson admitted assaulting the man

A care home worker who "pinned" a resident to the floor before "striking him in the face" has been jailed.

Suzanne Edmondson, 49, left her victim with several injuries, the Crown Prosecution service (CPS) said.

Managers at Chasewood Care Home in Exhall, Warwickshire, contacted police in February after the man's family reported the attack.

She was jailed for two years eight months for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and ill-treating a patient.

'Swearing'

Edmondson, who admitted the offences at an earlier hearing, initially told police the man fell, the CPS said.

They added a co-worker, who alerted other staff to the incident, had witnessed her "pinning the victim down on the floor striking him in the face, while she was swearing at him".

Having got the man back on his feet, Edmondson threatened to put him outside in the rain, the CPS said.

He suffered a black eye, a cut above his left eye, bruising to both arms and swollen fingers.

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Image caption Managers at Chasewood Care Home reported the attack after the victim told his family about the assault

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