Prisoner released early because she doesn't like confined spaces.
Byline: PAUL BYRNE
A CRUEL care home boss is being released early from jail... because she is claustrophobic.
Indranee Pumbien force-fed two dementia patients and tried to cover up the fact one had been scalded in a bath. She was convicted of three counts of ill-treatment and jailed for 18 months in August.
But the 59-year-old had her prison sentence cut to a year at the Court of Appeal in London.
Pumbien's barrister, Alistair Webster QC, told the court: "Given she suffers from recurrent depression and is claustrophobic, it was not necessary for the sentence to be as long as it was."
The qualified nurse ran the Briarwood Rest Home in her home town of Preston, Lancs.
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