A retired nurse has been arrested for trying to take her 97-year-old mother out of a care home before lockdown. Ylenia Angeli, 73, was detained by police after forcing her way into the home and removing her mother, Tina Thornborough, who she had not hugged for nine months because of the pandemic.
In distressing footage posted online, Mrs Angeli can be seen being handcuffed and detained in the back of a police car in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, while her frail mother looks on. Humberside Police later said they had been responding to reports of an assault and Mrs Angeli was subsequently de-arrested and allowed home. Mrs Thornborough was later returned to the care home.
Mrs Angeli’s daughter, Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton, 42, who posted the video on Facebook, could be heard sobbing on the footage and saying, ‘everyone needs to see how ridiculous this situation is’.