Sid James bum-groper ‘slapped’ by care worker

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A NURSE slapped a pa­tient, likened to Sid James from the Carry On films, af­ter he touched her thigh, a tri­bunal heard.

The pa­tient was wheel­chair-bound but tried to pinch care as­sis­tants’ bot­toms at his care home.

Unit man­ager Caro­line Muhone, 54, took of­fence when the man fon­dled her leg and al­legedly slapped him across the cheek.

Care as­sis­tant Kirsty Wells told the hear­ing the pa­tient had been tug­ging Muhone’s tu­nic at the The White Lodge Care Home, Swin­don.

He then touched the top of her right thigh.

Miss Wells said: “She took a step back from him, raised her arm, and with an open hand slapped him.

“It made a crack-like sound and the whole room fell silent.

“I was in shock – so much so that my mouth dropped.”

An­other as­sis­tant, Vic­to­ria Shep­pard, said the pa­tient was of­ten grumpy, adding: “He was a bit of a Sid James char­ac­ter and would try and pinch your bum.”

Muhone de­nies mis­con­duct at the cen­tral Lon­don hear­ing.

If found guilty, she could be struck off the nurs­ing reg­is­ter.

Hear­ing con­tin­ues.

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