Neglect case against two Plymouth carers is dropped
THE CASE against two carers accused of ill-treating a man with learning difficulties has been dropped.
The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against Marius Toma, aged 36, and 28-year-old Luke Tremaine at Plymouth Crown Court.
Judge Paul Darlow formally entered "not guilty" verdicts on them both.
The pair had denied being carers who ill-treated or neglected a city man in his 60s between August and November last year.
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Toma, of Fraser Road in Tamerton Foliot, and Tremaine, from Glenavon Road in Peverell, both used to work at Honeybourne House, a Manadon home for adults with learning difficulties.
A trial had been scheduled for April next year.
But David Evans, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said the case had been reviewed following comments by the judge at a previous hearing.
He said both men had already been sacked from the home following the allegations.
Mr Evans added: "The case cannot persist with the likelihood of conviction which the Crown needs."
Neither Toma nor Tremaine were in court for the latest hearing.