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Man charged with killing his Grandmother at Yate care home

A Man charged with the murder of an 87-year-old woman in a care home is her grandson, the Bristol Post can reveal.

Ryan Guest, 33, is accused of killing Una Dorney at Oak Tree House in Yate last Wednesday afternoon.

He first appeared at North Avon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Yesterday Guest, of Birkdale, Yate, appeared in a six-minute hearing at Bristol Crown Court, at which prosecuting barrister Mark Hollier confirmed that the alleged victim was the defendant’s grandmother.

Guest, who spoke only to confirm his name, was remanded in custody by Judge Michael Longman until his next appearance in court, which is due to take place on July 14.

Police were called to Oak Tree House after staff reported the sudden death of the pensioner on Wednesday afternoon. Guest was arrested hours later.

Oak Tree House is run by Four Seasons Health Care, the UK’s biggest provider of nursing homes, care homes and specialist units throughout the UK.

It is a purpose-built home providing residential and nursing care for people with and without dementia and a report by watchdog the Care Quality Commission last summer found relatives praised its care and staff, with one relative telling inspectors that Oak Tree House was the “best home in the area”.

Speaking last Thursday, a spokesman for the company said: “This is a deeply upsetting and distressing time for the family and we will support them as much as we can.”
Source: Bristol Post