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Ex-Corrie actress’ mum arrested trying to bring gran, 97, home for lockdown

A video of a nurse being arrested when she tried to take her 97-year-old mum from a care home has gone viral after being shared by her daughter, ex-Coronation Street actress Leandra Ashton.

In the clip, filmed by Leandra in York today, November 4, her grandma is sitting in the back of a car while her mum, Ylenia Angeli, 73, is detained in the back of a police car.

Her mum gives a thumbs up and a smile, but Leandra is very upset as she continues filming and says due to coronavirus and the lockdown, they've been unable to visit her nan.

Narrating the footage, she says: "Let's make this clear, my 97-year-old nan here who we have taken from the care home because we haven't seen her for nine months is now being taken back by force to her care home.

"My mother has been arrested, my mother is in the back of a car here.

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"She is a nurse. She is a fully qualified nurse who is wishing to care for her own mother."

Tearfully, she says her nan has been "deteriorating" in the care home and adds: "Nan we love you and we're going to fight for you."

Sadly, the family does not have power of attorney for the OAP's wellbeing, Leandra explained in a Facebook post accompanying the video.

The former Corrie actress, who played Saskia Larson in the soap, said they are in a "Kafka-esque" struggle with paperwork and bureaucracy to try and get her grandmother back in their care.

Chris Noble, Assistant Chief Constable for Humberside Police, said: "These are incredibly difficult circumstances and we sympathise with all families who are in this position.

"We responded to a report of an assault at the care home, who are legally responsible for the woman’s care and were concerned for her wellbeing.

"As was our legal duty, we returned the lady to the home and a 73-year-old woman who was initially arrested was de-arrested and allowed to return home with her daughter.

"We understand that this is an emotional and difficult situation for all those involved and will continue to provide whatever support we can to both parties."

Daily Star Online has approached Humberside Police for comment.

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