A CARER was sentenced today following the death of an elderly woman in Ealing.

Sibusisiwe Msipha, 38, of no fixed abode was imprisoned for 33 months at the Old Bailey.

She had previously pleaded guilty to wilful neglect, thereby causing the death of Hind Al-Charabi and fraud.

Mrs Al-Charabi’s son, Khaldoun Zeitouni, said: “My mother was a gentle and kind lady. She had always been chatty, caring, and very loving towards all of us including her grandchildren.

“She was so generous with her time and emotional support. She was everything to me, my best friend, the person I would go to, often my companion and my mum.

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“My mother passed away on November 17 2018. She was at her home and under the trusted care of Sibusisiwe Msipha. This was the day that changed my life and that of my family.

“What makes it even worse is the thought of how she died. I entered the room and found her naked and broken on the cold tiled floor of her bedroom.”

Det Insp James Howarth, said: “Msipha should have had the care of a vulnerable 89-year-old lady as her top priority. She failed in that duty.

Mrs Al-Charabi lived at Corringway, Ealing and Msipha was her weekday carer.

Msipha was found to be in possession of a fraudulent identity document and was in the country illegally.