Care worker charged after assault on an 82-year-old man

A man has been charged after allegedly assaulting an elderly patient at an aged-care facility on Sydney's northern beaches.

Police allege the employee of the Bupa Aged Care Facility in Seaforth entered the patient's room a number of times between August 26 and August 29, and assaulted him. Following an assault on an 82-year-old man at a Northern Beaches aged care facility, a 35-year-old man has been arrested.

Video footage allegedly shows the 82-year-old patient raising his arm to shield himself as the worker hits him with a shoe. The worker can also be seen forcefully pulling at the patient to get him onto the bed. At one stage, the man allegedly pulls the patient's shirt off. In another segment of the video, the patient falls off the bed while trying to get away from the worker.

Police arrested a 35-year-old man at an address in Wheeler Heights on the northern beaches and took him to Manly police station. The man was charged with two counts of common assault (domestic violence), and one count of using an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence. Granted conditional bail, the man will appear in Manly Local Court on September 11.


By: Juggernaut (20031.30)

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Location: Australia