A retired nurse was arrested this week after trying to get her 97-year-old mother, who suffers from dementia, out of a nursing home to be cared for by her family.
Ylenia D’angeli, 73 years old, was arrested by officers and taken to Hull Police Station after trying to bring her 97-year-old mother, whom she had not seen in nine months, home to her.
She was then “arrested” and released.
Her actress daughter Leandra Ashton (42) previously published recordings of her mother’s arrest on Facebook.
The video shows the agonizing confrontation when police put her grandmother in a patrol car to take her back to her nursing home, where she has lived for about a year.
According to the post of lady, Ms. D’Angeli was arrested for “refusing” to bring the elderly woman back to the nursing home in Market Weighton, East Yorks.
Police later said they had responded to reports of an “attack” at the nursing home.
Humberside Police’s Assistant Superintendent Chris Noble said, “This is an incredibly difficult situation and we sympathize with all families in this position.
“We responded to the report of an attack in the nursing home who are legally responsible for the woman’s call.”
The current footage from Leandra on Facebook shows the 73-year-old in a police car with handcuffs.
In her post, actress and yoga teacher Leandra said, “Yesterday my 73-year-old mother went to the nursing home to hug my 97-year-old grandma with dementia.
“She then quietly rolled them out.
“My mother is a trained nurse and wants to take care of my Nan at home.
“We only have a power of attorney for my Nan’s finances. Not for her well-being.
“Before the lockdown, we were able to overcome this by visiting my Nan regularly.
“Now we can’t. My mother was arrested for refusing to bring my Nan back to the nursing home.
“It feels like we are living in the worst Kafka-like nightmare. People in masks come to take your relatives away from you.
“I am on the wrong side of the law for the first time in my life.”
Leandra added that she “tried to go through all official channels” by writing to MPs and Public Health England.
She said: “We raised concerns about the ‘safe guard’ at the beginning of the lockdown due to the significant deterioration of my nan, but it was inexplicably dropped and ‘disappeared’.
“When she got sick in the nursing home and was hospitalized, we asked her not to return.
“Yet she was discharged from the hospital behind our backs and without our consent.”
Leandra added, “When faced with irrational reactions, your actions become irrational.
“If you are repeatedly told that we are just following the rules, and those rules have kept you away from your loved one for about 8 or 9 months, you are questioning those rules.
“If the rules – like so many in this period of our history – pretend to be in place for” protection “but still cause indescribable damage to physical and mental health, then you are breaking the rules.”
Last night the nursing home said, “We were told not to comment.”