Outdoor World

Wife and son ‘dumped American man with dementia in UK car park’

Roger Curry, 76, was abandoned in Hereford after wandering with their own families from his home in LA, law newspapers allege

An American man with dementia was piloted from his Los Angeles dwelling to Britain and allegedly left in a car park by his wife and son, according to court documents in the US watched by the BBC.

Roger Curry, 76, was allegedly abandoned without distinguishing in the car park of Hereford bus station on 7 November 2015.

In court newspapers filed in Los Angeles by the LA public guardians role, and watched by the BBCs Panorama programme, it is claimed: In late 2015 Mr Curry was taken surreptitiously to England by his wife Mary Curry and his son Kevin Curry and abandoned there.

Curry was found at the bus terminal in the societies of two men who flagged down a come ambulance. As paramedics estimated him, one of the men, described as having an American accent, left the background.

Curry appeared to have been well searched after and was wearing new clothing from Tesco. He was taken into the care of a rest home, and police and social services wasted months trying to confirm his identity.

Though he afforded the name Roger Curry to staff caring for him, police did not know whether it was his real name. He told the physicians and attend dwelling staff he was not from the region and had been instructing nearby, conducting police to contact veterans organisations in case he was a former serviceman.

An international appeal was propelled and in March last year West Mercia police said they were anxious to retrace “the mens” with the American accent who vanished after a member of the public stepped in to help.

Following that appeal, a witnes came forward after having encountered a old picture on the internet evidencing what was like a younger form of “the mens” now in attend. The photo came from a 1958 yearbook for Edmonds high school in Washington state and established an 18 -year-old student announced Roger Curry.

BBC examiners connected the Roger Curry of the yearbook to a burnt-out house in an affluent suburb of Los Angeles. Neighbours determined Curry as a former nurse who was married with two children, and told BBC examiners how their own families dwelling had burned down in the middle of the darknes.

At one point, it seems, Curry and his wife, who was said to be ailment, were camping out in the ground of their burnt-out dwelling, Panorama reported. Three months later, Roger Curry was may be in Hereford, the programme claimed.

Eight months after that, Curry was piloted back to the US where he is now under the care of authorities in Los Angeles.

Currys son Kevin told Panorama he had nothing to do with the apparent defection of his father. He told the programme that his father are ill once they are inspecting England on holiday and he requested a pal to take him to infirmary. The program said he did not include the reasons why he had left his father in England for eight months.

As part of the investigation, a 50 -year-old man from Taunton, Somerset, was arrested on idea of seize and was bailed. He has not been charged.

Because of the high cost of care in the US, elderly people are sometimes abandoned at hospitals in business practices announced granny-dumping.

The Panorama investigation airs on BBC One at 8.30 pm on Monday.

Read more: https :// www.theguardian.com/ uk-news/ 2017/ jan/ 30/ wife-son-dumped-roger-curry-dementia-uk-car-park

Related posts