Three await sentence over Hayling Island care home crime

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THREE women have admitted tampering with a care home patient’s records.

The women all worked at Pear Tree Lodge, Beech Grove, Hayling Island, and were originally charged with ill treatment and neglect against a 75-year-old woman, under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

But at Portsmouth Crown Court, the charges were changed.

Marie Abolins, 56, of Harwood Place, Kings Worthy, Winchester, admitted falsifying a record of a service user and personnel management records.

Amy Marie Byrne, 26, of Seafront, Hayling Island, admitted aiding and abetting the falsifying of a record of a service user and personnel management records, along with Katie Middleton, 32, of Quarely Road, Havant.

A fourth woman, Carol Shann, of Bramdean Drive, Havant, was found not guilty of the original charge when the prosecution offered no evidence.

The three defendants were bailed while pre-sentence reports are put together. They will be sentenced at November 21 at the crown court.

Judge Sarah Munroe QC said: ‘The fact that I’m giving you bail should not be taken by you as an indication of the sentence I’m going to give.’