05 November 2020 10:32
FREE now and never miss the top Royal stories again. SUBSCRIBE Invalid email Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton has shared a heartbreaking video of her mum being taken away in handcuffs after she tried to take her grandmother home for lockdown.
Leandra's mum Ylenia Angeli, 73, was visiting her elderly mum in Humberside after the family were unable to see her for nine months during the pandemic. Trending However, when she informed staff at her care home she planned to look after the pensioner at home during lockdown the home reportedly called the police. They were then filmed appearing to handcuff Ylenia and locking her in a police car before she was later de-arrested. Leandra, who played Saskia Larson in Corrie in 2016, filmed the shocking incident as her grandmother sat alone in the front of the family car. She could be heard telling her: "Nan I love you and we are going to fight for you." READ MORE...
Kym Marsh: Morning Live host bans daughter Polly, 9, from social media Coronation Street star's mum arrested for trying to free gran from care home amid lockdown Leandra Ashton filmed her grandmother sitting alone in the front of the family car READ MORE Jack P Shepherd: Coronation Street actor details fight with girlfriend Qualified nurse Ylenia said in reference to the incident: "Tried to visit my 97-year-old mother today and was arrested as I could no longer bear her deterioration and forced my way into the home. "I was able to put my arms around my mother and tell her how much I loved her. "The home called the police!!! I was released eventually as the police said it was due to emotions running too high. What are we coming to? "We seriously need to fight this on all fronts! I'm 73 and was handcuffed and put into a police car and told I was to be taken to the police station. "Is this REALLY happening? Unfortunately it is. And it's only going to get worse." Leandra's mum Ylenia Angeli was handcuffed following the incident Leandra Ashton played Saskia Larson in Coronation Street She added to The Sun: "My daughter hadn't realised she was still filming when I was put into the police car and her distress is reflected in the car window. She was distraught! "This has definitely got to stop. The collateral damage to families is more than devastating. It's totally destructive. "Feel sick to my stomach and couldn't sleep last night. My daughter is the same but we will continue to fight with a fierce love for all our loved ones incarcerated in 'care' homes." Leandra also posted in a lengthy post on social media: "Yesterday my 73-year-old mum pushed into the care home to hug my 97-year-old Grandma who has dementia. "She then quietly wheeled her out. My Mum, is a trained nurse and wishes to care for my Nan at home. DON'T MISS: Richard Osman admits 'it's nice' without studio audience on Pointless [COMMENT] Jane McDonald: Cruising star corrects BBC Radio 4 host after error [OPINION] Jay Blades: The Repair Shop star talks 'unbelievable' downside to show [INTERVIEW] "We only have Power of Attorney for my Nan's finances. Before lock down we could overcome this by visiting my Nan regularly. Now we can't." She continued: "My Mum was arrested because she refused to take my Nan back to the care home. "I have tried to go through all the 'official channels' - written countless letters to MPs, Public Health, the Care home… I have signed petitions, spoken to social workers, we raised a 'safe-guarding' concern at the beginning of lockdown due to my Nan's clear deterioration but this was inexplicably dropped and 'disappeared'." Police arrest woman over care home resident A 73-year-old woman was temporarily arrested and restrained by police after she attempted to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home. Video footage shared on social media by former Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton appeared to capture part of the incident in a car park in Market Weighton in East Yorkshire on Tuesday. In the two clips an upset Ms Ashton claims she and her mother had taken her grandmother out of the home where she is "deteriorating", because they had not seen her for nine months. The 97-year-old woman could be seen sitting in the passenger seat of a stationary car with a police vehicle parked in front of it. Speaking to a police officer and other individuals present, Ms Ashton criticises the "ridiculous" situation. Ms Ashton also films her mother sitting handcuffed in the back of the police vehicle, who in one clip briefly comforts her. Ms Ashton tells police at the end of one video: "When rules start to keep families apart I think we have to question the rules." In a Facebook post, Ms Ashton wrote: "When the rules – like so many in this period of our history – are purporting to be in place to 'protect' but yet are causing untold damage to physical and mental health then you start breaking the rules." She claimed her mother is a trained nurse who wanted to care for her grandmother at home. She wrote: "We only have Power of Attorney for my Nan's finances. Not for her wellbeing. "Before lockdown we could over come this by visiting my Nan regularly. Now we can't. My Mum was arrested because she refused to take my Nan back to the care home. "It feels like we are living in the worst Kafka-esque nightmare. People in masks coming to take your relative away from you. "I find myself for the first time in my life on the wrong side of the law." She argued rules sometimes needed "challenging and changing" and proposed relatives are given "key-worker status" to allow them to go into a family member's private room to visit, feed and care for them. Leandra Ashton briefly appeared on Coronation Street during 2016 as Saskia Larson, the fiancee of Will Chatterton, played by Leon Ockenden. In a statement, assistant chief constable Chris Noble of Humberside Police said the force responded to "a report of an assault at a care home" in Market Weighton at 11.15am on Tuesday. He added: "The care home had also reported that a woman who they were legally responsible for had been taken from the home by her daughter. "Officers found both women along with a third woman nearby and informed them that they would need to return the lady to the home, as is their legal duty to do so. "The situation was distressing and emotional for everyone and the woman did not want her mother to be returned to the care home staff. "The officer in attendance had to ensure that everyone was safe and in particular the 93-year-old lady who was frail and vulnerable and so made the decision to briefly restrain the 73-year-old woman until the situation was calm and under control. "Officers then returned the elderly lady to the home. "The 73-year-old lady was then immediately unrestrained, de-arrested and allowed to return home with her daughter. "She and her daughter thanked the officers for the way they had dealt with the incident. "We understand that this is an emotional and difficult situation for all those involved.