Rugby pensioners ‘abused’

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MORE than 100 vulnerable pensioners were abused in some way in Rugby borough last year.

Of 152 abused adults regarded as vulnerable, 103 were over 65. The figures were released this week by Warwickshire County Council to mark Elder Awareness Day, which was yesterday (Wednesday).

The authority says such abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or verbal. Certain older people, people with learning or physical disabilities, people with mental ill-health or those with a short or long term illness are among those classed as vulnerable.

Visit www.elderabuse.org.uk for more information.