uk police state abduct elderly woman
- uploaded: Jun 2, 2009
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Betty Figg's daughter Rosalind had refused to take her mother back to a care home, claiming she was deeply unhappy there.
She and her husband spent thousands of pounds adapting their home so that Mrs Figg, 86, could live with them.
But social services called in the police who, armed with a battering ram, threw a towel over Mrs Figg's head and took her away from her family against their will.
Her daughter gave up a thriving pottery business to look after her and her partner, Christopher Roberts, 41, a builder, converted an annexe of their house into a bedroom with an en-suite toilet and shower with wheelchair ramps ready to bring Mrs Figg home.
They even fitted the bed with sensors in the mattress so an alarm would wake them if she got up in the middle of the night