Care home man fined for harassment in Worksop

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

A patient at a Worksop care home must pay compensation to a senior member of staff for repeatedly harassing her, a court has heard.

Aubrey Hollingsworth, 50, admitted harassment without violence, causing alarm or distress, at the Rivers Care Home, on Blyth Road, Oldcotes, between March 8 and March 20.

A victim impact statement was read out in court: “I sometimes fear for my own safety, for the safety of staff and other service users.

“I come to work to carry out my duties. I do not come to work to be abused on a daily basis.

“The defendant is fully aware that his behaviour is unacceptable, but he still continues. He has no regard for anyone else’s feelings. I feel saddened and upset by the comments he makes.”

Ian Pridham, mitigating, said: “The defendant made a full and frank admission. He does know what he is doing and accepts that he is in the wrong.”

The court heard Mr Hollingsworth had lived at the secure residential unit for eight years and has mild learning difficulties and mobility problems which mean he cannot live independently.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £450 compensation.