Man charged with murder of care home resident

A 32-year-old man from Ilford has been charged with the murder of a 94-year-old woman at Forest Place Nursing Home in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Antony Jennings, of Clinton Crescent, Ilford, was charged with the murder of Ruby Wilson who died after being attacked at the home in Roebuck Lane last week.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “We were contacted at 1.20pm, Wednesday November 29, with reports a woman aged in her 90s had suffered serious injuries at Forest Place Nursing Home in Roebuck Lane. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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Essex Police confirmed that the victim and suspect had known each other.

A post mortem of Ms Wilson found she had been stabbed in the neck.

A spokesperson for Forest Place Nursing Home said: “A tragic incident occurred within the home, which resulted in the death of a resident. The incident was immediately reported to Essex Police and measures were put in place to safeguard other residents within the home.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the resident.

“This has been a traumatic experience for all of us.”

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