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Care home worker Mavis Offei facing jail over mistreatment of tragic young mum Hollie Turner

A CARE home worker who mistreated a young mum suffering from dementia-like symptoms just weeks before she died has been warned she faces a prison sentence.

Mavis Offei, 64, was employed at the Parklands nursing home, in Thundersley Park Road, Benfleet , in October 2015 - when Hollie Turner, from Canvey , became a resident.

Hollie, 21, suffered from Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a cancer-like disease that causes brain tumours. She was placed in the home alongside elderly residents by Essex County Council.

Basildon Crown Court heard that despite her care plan specifically stating she should not be restrained, Offei placed Hollie in a half-Nelson arm lock and rammed her head into a chair during a row about a mobile phone on January 11, 2016.

Hollie’s mum Sherrie caught her in the act and the incident was also captured on CCTV. The home referred the matter to Essex Police .

Investigators later uncovered CCTV footage of another incident on January 9, during which Offei restrained Hollie by grabbing hold of both of her wrists. A jury found this did not amount to wilful neglect and Offei was acquitted of the charge.