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Carer Nicholas Howard sprayed deodorant on disabled Stourbridge man

A carer has been found guilty of abusing a disabled man by spraying his head and body with deodorant.

Nicholas Howard, of Roberts Green Road, Dudley, was providing one-to-one care to a 44-year-old man at a care home in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

A colleague noticed deodorant stains and bruising to the victim's ears.

At Wolverhampton Crown Court Howard, 32, was found guilty of ill treatment under the Mental Capacity Act. He will be sentenced on 25 July.

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Det Con Sarah West said: "We still don't really know why Nicholas Howard carried out this abuse, but his colleagues told us they were concerned about his general behaviour and lack of patience.

"He was immediately suspended from work when this allegation came to light and following Friday's conviction he will never be able to hold such a position of trust in the future."

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