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Two carers filmed and laughed at a woman they were employed to look after as she crawled on the floor after one of them had tied her feet together with a phone cable, a court has heard. Danny Dias, 57, of Lindfield Copse, Thakeham, admitted ill-treating the woman by using a cable to bind her feet and another carer Wyn Ellis, also 57, laughed as he filmed her falling on the floor unable to stand as she struggled to free herself.

Harriet Haire, who has died aged 87, was a remarkable lady who overcame personal misfortune and later became a prominent figure in Clydebank and nationally in the community housing association sector.

A carer who abused two elderly men suffering from dementia by flicking their penises and pinching their nipples was jailed for one year in the Eastern Magistracy yesterday. Chui Chung-hin, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault. Deputy Magistrate Simon Ho Kick-fai refused the man’s request for bail pending an appeal.

Maryhill Housing has announced a pair of senior appointments. Jennifer Simon has been appointed director of operations following her recent stint as interim director of operations, while Rebecca Wilson joins as director of resources.

A senior care worker stole between £12,000 and £15,000 from people with mental disabilities in a “gross breach of trust”, York Crown Court heard. Beth Wallace admitted setting up internet banking for the accounts of five people for whom she was a care supervisor when working for Mencap in York. She pleaded guilty to five charges of fraud in abuse of position by transferring money from the victims’ bank accounts to her own between September 16, 2016, and December 20, 2016. The prosecution claims she may have taken £15,340. She claims she took £12,000. Wallace, 55, who gave her address at an earlier hearing as a retirement complex on Melton Road, Waltham on the Wolds, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, will be sentenced on April 12.

Sam Monaghan has been named the new CEO of national older people’s charity MHA.

Peter Molyneux has been appointed as chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2018.

Claire Stone, who joined Shipley-based Accent Housing in 1989 as a housing assistant, has now been appointed to a new executive director role.