STOP THE ABUSE
PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES MURDERED, RAPED, OR TERRORISED IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Margaret Fleming has been missing since 1999 and, astonishingly, no one noticed. Her carers have just been found guilty of her murder despite her body still not being found.
This is from the Scottish Daily Record.
This is Guiseppe (Joe) Ulleri and he’s included here because his death was avoidable and unlawful. March 2019.
A man with Down’s syndrome died in hospital days after his family had raised concerns about the supposed lack of nutrition he was being given, an inquest has heard. Giuseppe Ulleri, 61, was admitted to Manchester Royal Infirmary following a fall. His family believe he went for 10 days without being fed while in the care of the hospital. Mr Ulleri died from pneumonia after struggling to ingest food through a tube, jurors were told.
Lee was murdered in June 2015. He was 24 years old.
Dean Mayley; 24 years old and stabbed to death in a mugging in february 2014.
Peter Lewis; a 68 year old stabbed to death outside his own flat in April 2012. Picture from BBC News South East Wales.
Gemma Hayter; murdered August 2010 after being made to drink her own urine.
Samantha Backler: died of starvation in 2010. Samantha doesn’t quite fit this page but her death was avoidable and tragic and mediated by perceived helplessness among service providers.
David Askew Taunted and victimised for decades. Died in his garden after youths verbally abused him.
Michael Gilbert Tortured, abused, and murdered by the family that took him in.
Francesca Hardwick Died with her mother in a blazing car in 2007 after years of abuse by local bullies. Picture from the Mail on Line.
No names in this report from The Independent but each account is of a vulnerable person being abused and terrified by people who should know better. The headline offenders are soldiers.
Brendan Mason, a man with ‘multiple learning disabilities’ was killed by men he thought were his friends: “Joshua Hack, 21, and Keith Lowe, 22, lured ‘easily led’ Brendan Mason to a park, making him believe they wanted to spend time with him. But when they arrived, they hung him from a tree, taking turns hitting him while the other held him for several hours, laughing and taunting him in the early hours of July 5 last year .”
Report and photo via Metro