Former care worker denies neglecting three at Peterborough care home

Wentworth Croft nursing home, Bretton EMN-140612-185449009
Wentworth Croft nursing home, Bretton EMN-140612-185449009
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A former care worker has denied neglecting three people at a Peterborough care home.

Benjamin Appiah (36) of Flore Close, Peterborough, appeared at Peterborough Crown Court today (Thursday) to answer the charges.

Appiah, who worked at Wentworth Croft nursing home in Bretton Gate, Bretton, wore a black jacket as he pleaded not guilty to the three counts.

The charges allege he ill treated or wilfully neglected three women who lacked mental capacity. It is said the neglect took place throughout 2013.

Appiah was granted bail following the hearing. He will stand trial at the court on June 6.

Four other former care workers have appeared at Peterborough Magistrates Court, where they have denied similar charges.

Joanne Fisher (36) of Axiom Avenue, Barbara Holcroft (63) of Lincoln Road and Chloe Pearsall (26) of Newport Way all deny one count of carer ill treat/neglect a person without capacity.

Nicole Howley (25) of Sycamore Avenue denies two counts of the same charge.

All five were care assistants at Wentworth Croft, but have left the roles at the home.

A trial in their case will take place at Peterborough Magistrates Court on March 9.