Northampton carer sentenced to three months for wilful neglect
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A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in prison at Northampton Crown Court after pleading guilty to wilful neglect of a vulnerable disabled man in his care.
Jordan Kidd of Sidings Close, Thrapston was charged with wilful neglect of a person without capacity in September last year, while working as a carer for a non-verbal patient in Northampton.
Between 5pm on September 21 and 8am on September 22, Kidd imprisoned the 27-year-old patient in his bedroom after placing a chair under his door handle and had gone to sleep.
Kidd had left the patient, who requires 24/7 care, for at least four hours, before the man’s day carer found him the next morning still imprisoned in his bedroom by the chair.
Sentencing Kidd on Friday, February 7, to three months imprisonment, His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo said: “This was a very selfish and unpleasant act. You did this purely for your own benefit. Whatever your problems, you should have left them at home.”
Detective Constable Hannah Roche, who led the investigation, said: “Jordan Kidd deliberately committed a crime of neglect against a vulnerable disabled man, who relied on him for care and support.
“We’re dedicated to investigating, and bringing criminals to justice and in this case one who neglected one of society’s most vulnerable people. A custodial sentence is very much welcomed.”