Essex

Court date set in Old Deanery Care Home abuse case

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Image caption Three women have been reported to attend court for offences in connection with an investigation into care at the Old Deanery in Braintree

Three women have been summonsed to court in connection with alleged abuse at an Essex care home.

Essex Police began its investigation into alleged abuse following a BBC Panorama programme about the Old Deanery in Braintree.

Lorna Hortilano, 44, Adeshola Adediwura, 32, and Anita Ray, 45, all of Braintree, will appear in court next month.

The former care workers have been reported for a range of offences.

Ms Hortilano, of Hammond Place, has been reported for summons to court for two offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and one offence under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Ms Adediwura, of Clockhouse Way, has been reported for assault and one offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and one offence under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Ms Ray, of Victoria Street, has been reported for assault, two offences under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and one offence under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

They will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 26 August.

A fourth woman faces no further action.

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