Care home worker accused of assaulting 93-year-old man

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A worker at a Sawley care home has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with assaulting a 93-year-old-resident.

James Anthony Barker (34), of Moor Lane, Clitheroe, was sent on bail to Preston Crown Court. He is charged with assaulting resident Walter Hall, causing him actual bodily harm.

Mr Hall suffered a cut to his head after allegedly being pushed over at the Riverside Care Home.