'Radical action' needed on elder abuse
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'Radical action' needed to tackle elder abuse

"Radical action" is needed to protect older people in Wales from abuse, a charity has warned.

A poll of 500 people aged 65 and older in Wales found 12.5% had experienced some form of abuse.

Action on Elder Abuse Cymru said many abusers are going unpunished, and it is campaigning for tougher punishments.

It's director, Rachael Nicholson-Wright said the criminal justice system is "failing to deter abusers".

The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, said the matter must be addressed urgently.

  • 13 Sep 2017