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    Terrible news story

    Do not click on the link if easily upset as there are pics that are pretty disturbing

    One of the worst stories I have seen for a long time,absolutely awful,how someone could do this beggars belief.

    If we can keep this on topic please and respectful

    Thankyou

    38 Comments

    Dispicable she should have got more than 3 years in my opinion. Just shows you how evil drugs can make a person.

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    I didn't click on the link, but is this another story about Corey Haim?

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    oldmanhouse;8068289

    Nah, it's a story about a junkie robbing a granny.



    So nothing to do with Corey Haim?

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    Desperate times, desperate measures I guess.

    I'd love to be at my mums house if someone tried this on. I would go ballistic!

    JonnyTwoToes;8068337

    Desperate times, desperate measures I guess.I'd love to be at my mums … Desperate times, desperate measures I guess.I'd love to be at my mums house if someone tried this on. I would go ballistic!



    +1 but my grans lol since my mum is in her 40s :lol:

    Love how fat the robber looks from this picture:
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/03/10/article-1256894-08A8A438000005DC-619_634x450.jpg
    tiny head massive body!

    I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia sufferer is, apparently, living on her own.

    tony_s1;8068363

    I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia … I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia sufferer is, apparently, living on her own.



    thats more like how I feel too.....

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    tony_s1;8068363

    I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia … I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia sufferer is, apparently, living on her own.



    very sad, worse than the actual story

    oldmanhouse;8068358

    Love how fat the robber looks from this picture:tiny head massive body!



    It's beetlejuice!:w00t:

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    Thread tidied, please try to keep on topic.

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    pipsqueak;8068270

    Dispicable she should have got more than 3 years in my opinion. Just … Dispicable she should have got more than 3 years in my opinion. Just shows you how evil drugs can make a person.



    Heroin is a hell of a nasty drug.

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    tony_s1;8068363

    I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia … I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia sufferer is, apparently, living on her own.


    Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home :thinking:

    Can see Daily mail have changed the story wording (but link still shows it)

    They had this down as a "teenage hoody" earlier and then went on to say the .....37 year old:? Suprised the Mail didnt call her an immigrant too.

    Terrible crime, just going for people who will put up least resistance which is usually the case with drug addicts unfortunately.

    csiman;8068461

    Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home … Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home :thinking:



    What about family:whistling:

    csiman;8068461

    Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home … Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home :thinking:



    So you think nursing home is the best option eh..? The poor woman probably worked her ass off to bring her children up only to be left on her own...

    csiman;8068461

    Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home … Maybe she prefers to be independent rather than stuck in a nursing home :thinking:



    Have you had any experience of living with or dealing with dementia sufferers? She may well prefer her independence but, if she has dementia, she is not safe living on her own.

    oldmanhouse;8068358

    Love how fat the robber looks from this picture:tiny head massive body!



    beetlejuice?
    http://jgtwo.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/beetlejuice.jpg

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    tony_s1;8068558

    Have you had any experience of living with or dealing with dementia … Have you had any experience of living with or dealing with dementia sufferers? She may well prefer her independence but, if she has dementia, she is not safe living on her own.


    we are talking about a daily mail story here. She is probably just a bit forgetful knowing their journalistic prowess.

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    saayinla;8068543

    So you think nursing home is the best option eh..? The poor woman … So you think nursing home is the best option eh..? The poor woman probably worked her ass off to bring her children up only to be left on her own...


    what other options are there then? How do you know she has Children anyway? :thinking:

    csiman;8068619

    what other options are there then? How do you know she has Children … what other options are there then? How do you know she has Children anyway? :thinking:



    I forgot to add...if she had any...

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    Countdown to 'expired at tearful request of OP'?

    tony_s1;8068363

    I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia … I find it a sad reflection on society that a 90-year-old dementia sufferer is, apparently, living on her own.



    More like broke Britain than broken Britain...

    csiman;8068619

    what other options are there then? How do you know she has Children … what other options are there then? How do you know she has Children anyway? :thinking:



    The article does mention her 57 year old daughter and 62 year old son-in-law.

    But, as you say, it is the Daily Mail and accuracy is not their strong point. :whistling:

    Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , there was a post the day about having guns to protect your family at home . This story is one of the reasons I 'd like to be armed at home . A bullit to the head will stop this low lifer from doing it again and save the is country an awfull lot of money .

    ricko;8068793

    Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , … Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , there was a post the day about having guns to protect your family at home . This story is one of the reasons I 'd like to be armed at home . A bullit to the head will stop this low lifer from doing it again and save the is country an awfull lot of money .



    Or maybe more guns will be used in robberies? Just a thought... :?

    ricko;8068793

    Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , … Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , there was a post the day about having guns to protect your family at home . This story is one of the reasons I 'd like to be armed at home . A bullit to the head will stop this low lifer from doing it again and save the is country an awfull lot of money .




    If the burglar assumes you have a gun he will too, guess a kid is going to be quicker off the draw than grandma. She wouldn't remember where she'd put the gun anyway.

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    greg_68;8068882

    If the burglar assumes you have a gun he will too, guess a kid is going … If the burglar assumes you have a gun he will too, guess a kid is going to be quicker off the drawer than grandma. She wouldn't remeber where she'd put it anyway.



    Clearly you haven't seen this film

    http://www.starz.com/titles/Stop!OrMyMomWillShoot/PublishingImages/stop_or_my_mom_will_shoot_1992_685x385.jpg

    ricko;8068793

    Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , … Haven't read the story yet as I'm work and picture are blocked but , there was a post the day about having guns to protect your family at home . This story is one of the reasons I 'd like to be armed at home . A bullit to the head will stop this low lifer from doing it again and save the is country an awfull lot of money .



    lol let dementia sufferers have armed guns at home, I think you''re onto a winner there.:-D

    FilthAndFurry;8068904

    Clearly you haven't seen this film



    For years I had blanked that from my memory, you have just brought it all back now :x

    tony_s1;8068558

    Have you had any experience of living with or dealing with dementia … Have you had any experience of living with or dealing with dementia sufferers? She may well prefer her independence but, if she has dementia, she is not safe living on her own.



    I havent clicked on Boothy's link as something is telling me not too - but I have had experience of someone with Dementia - my gran. Years back when we realised she was starting to suffer from this our family were devastated at the thought of her having to go into a nursing home - which we were advised to do by the doctor. Long story short - we are a large, very close family and I decided to let out my flat and live with her. I work full time so we had a rota system so she always had someone - BUT - during the night was awful - she was calling taxi's wanting to go home - so I unplugged her phone at night - then she started leaving house in middle of night in her nightie very confused - so I hid door keys - then she started banging on the windows in middle of night. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with and eventually we had to put her into a nursing home where she lived for a few years till she died.

    We all still feel guilty about her spending her last years there but felt we had no option. Sometimes in cases like this you cant let your heart rule your head

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    bossyboots;8068955

    I havent clicked on Boothy's link as something is telling me not too - … I havent clicked on Boothy's link as something is telling me not too - but I have had experience of someone with Dementia - my gran. Years back when we realised she was starting to suffer from this our family were devastated at the thought of her having to go into a nursing home - which we were advised to do by the doctor. Long story short - we are a large, very close family and I decided to let out my flat and live with her. I work full time so we had a rota system so she always had someone - BUT - during the night was awful - she was calling taxi's wanting to go home - so I unplugged her phone at night - then she started leaving house in middle of night in her nightie very confused - so I hid door keys - then she started banging on the windows in middle of night. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with and eventually we had to put her into a nursing home where she lived for a few years till she died.We all still feel guilty about her spending her last years there but felt we had no option. Sometimes in cases like this you cant let your heart rule your head



    Awful,getting to be a similar situation for myself with my grandfather,he is 90 now,option is going to be to move him in with me or my parents....will be difficult as not putting him in a home at this stage

    souljacker;8068413

    It's beetlejuice!:w00t:



    ahahaha! ok that really tickled me!

    boothy;8068980

    Awful,getting to be a similar situation for myself with my grandfather,he … Awful,getting to be a similar situation for myself with my grandfather,he is 90 now,option is going to be to move him in with me or my parents....will be difficult as not putting him in a home at this stage



    Yes I would say have him live with your family or yourself - as then if the worst thing happens and he does have to go into a home, then you can at least take some comfort from fact you tried and gave him time with you all. Its so difficult.

    My gran been dead now for 6 years and my dad never mentions her - never went to another funeral since hers - and I know he is riddled with guilt at her going into the home - but in the end we really had no choice - she was calling 999 thinking she had been taken by someone as she wasnt recognising me. She was falling a lot as well - one night she was crying out for me and I ran so fast down the stairs I lost my footing and landed at bottom - she was also lying on the floor. Well I bum shuffled to the phone, called 999 and I had broken my ankle and she had had stroke and we were BOTH taken away in the ambulance.

    Its hard Boothy, but you will know what to do

    bossyboots;8069065

    Yes I would say have him live with your family or yourself - as then if … Yes I would say have him live with your family or yourself - as then if the worst thing happens and he does have to go into a home, then you can at least take some comfort from fact you tried and gave him time with you all. Its so difficult. My gran been dead now for 6 years and my dad never mentions her - never went to another funeral since hers - and I know he is riddled with guilt at her going into the home - but in the end we really had no choice - she was calling 999 thinking she had been taken by someone as she wasnt recognising me. She was falling a lot as well - one night she was crying out for me and I ran so fast down the stairs I lost my footing and landed at bottom - she was also lying on the floor. Well I bum shuffled to the phone, called 999 and I had broken my ankle and she had had stroke and we were BOTH taken away in the ambulance.Its hard Boothy, but you will know what to do



    Obviously you have done your best and you do not have to blame yourself ....... I wonder how many people are willing to go to that length.....welldone..

    you or your dad must not feel guilty, dementia is a hard hard thing to deal with and in the end you obviously did the right thing for your grans saftey and your own sanity x

    Anyone else saw the Jennifer Ellison strip picture on the right side? Worth a click
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