90-year-old Second World War veteran grabbed care home worker by neck





A 90-year-old Second World War veteran grabbed a woman carer around the neck after being asked to leave a nursing home room while his wife of 63 years was being changed, a court heard.

Dennis Woodward refused to step outside the room while three assistants tended to his 88-year-old Dutch born wife Hiltje, it was alleged.

After protesting he stood up and grabbed one of the carers, Sandra Allen, so tightly around the neck that she found it hard to breath, Bournemouth magistrates heard.

The couple met at the end of World War Two in Singapore when Mr Woodward was a captain in the Reconnaissance Corps 2nd Division. She had been a nurse for the Dutch armed forces.



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