Swansea elder abuse prosecution

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 06 August 2012 02:30 PM

Commenting on the jailing today of Simon Arthur by Swansea magistrates for punching his 87-year-old mother, Isabelle Arthur, Age Cymru’s Safeguarding Manager Louise Hughes says:

Elder abuse in any way, shape or form is completely unacceptable, and this case is one of the worst examples of elder abuse that we ever have heard of.

“Age Cymru commends Mrs Arthur’s neighbour for contacting the authorities – that one single act helped bring an end to the abuse that was being dealt out by Simon Arthur, and his eventual jailing.

“We hope that the publicity generated today by this case will raise awareness of elder abuse and send out a strong message that society does not tolerate cruelty towards older people.“

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