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Three carers plead guilty in Keldgate Manor Care Home case

Three carers have pleaded guilty to neglecting an elderly care home resident at Keldgate Manor Care Home in Beverley.

Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden who were caught on camera mocking the vulnerable old lady, were sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

Tracy Priestley was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. A curfew from 9pm to 7am was also imposed.

Sophie Hinchsliff was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

Danielle Snowden was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

“This was a deeply distressing case, in which a vulnerable, elderly lady was cruelly mocked and made fun of by those charged with her care. This lady and her family had every right to expect that she would be treated with care, dignity and respect. Her three carers profoundly abused this trust. I hope the fact that these three defendants have now pleaded guilty is of some comfort to her family. This prosecution emphasises that this type of cruel behaviour, especially when perpetrated against one so vulnerable will not be tolerated in our society.”

– Helen Wheatley, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside

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Beverly Minster hope to become permanent Peregrine home

Staff at Beverley Minster say they are hoping to become the permanent home for a family of Peregrine Falcons.

Credit: Press Association

The birds, four adults and two youngsters have taken up temporary residence on top of the minster, but now they are hopeful they can persuade them to stay - even installing a special nesting box with the help of the RSPB.

There are thought to be around 1,500 of the predators left in the country after years of illegal culling.

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Man arrested on suspicion of arson after haystack fire in East Yorkshire

A man from Driffield has been arrested on suspicion of arson, after hay valued at £40,000 was set alight in Beverley Road, Beeford.

Haystack fire in Beeford Credit: Viewer photo

A police patrol discovered the fire at around 2.05am on Wednesday, December 30.

A 53-year-old man was later arrested and has been released on bail until a date next month, pending further enquiries.

Officers investigating this latest incident are now appealing for anyone with information to call 101, quoting log number 44 of December 30.

Why someone would deliberately set fire to a store of straw is difficult to comprehend. Taking precautions to prevent such incidents is one of the key factors in avoiding becoming a victim of such a crime.

– Julie Turrell, Rural Crime Officer, Humberside Police
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