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Aras Attracta: Six staff members charged with assault


On the wake of the appalling abuse case uncovered at the Aras Attracta care home, six staff members have been charged with assault.

Five women and one man appeared before Swinford District Court sitting in Ballina this morning. One of the staff members accused, Joan Gill (62) of Dublin Road, Swinford, is facing five separate charges of assault.

The remaining five people were charged with one count of assault each.

They are Pat McLoughlin (56) of Lalibela, Mayfield, Claremorris, Co Mayo; Christina Delaney (35) of Seefinn, Lissatava, Hollymount, Co Mayo; Anna Ywunong Botsimbo (34) Low Park Avenue, Charlestown Co Mayo; Joan Walsh (42) Carrowilkeen, Curry Co Sligo and Kathleen King (56) Knockshanvally Straide, Foxford in Co Mayo.

All the charges relate to alleged assault instances at Bungalow Three, Aras Attracta, Swinford Co Mayo, on different dates in November 2014.

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