A WIDOW was left in ‘absolute disbelief’ when her neighbour started to racially abuse two care workers who were providing support for her dying husband.

Barbara O’Hare, of Winmarleigh Street, relied on the support of the staff from the care agency as her 70-year-old husband Ray struggled with the final stages of Parkinson’s.

But on January 10, the 68-year-old was shocked to hear shouting outside her home directed at the two care workers by her neighbour Richard Gorry – many of the comments the Warrington Guardian has decided not to print due to the upsetting content.

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She said: “It was after they had both left, I heard shouting and looked through my bedroom window.

“He was shouting ‘what are you doing in my county?’

“I ran down to intervene – I kept saying ‘Richard these two lovely ladies are looking after my husband’.

“Eventually he pushed me that hard that I ended up flying though the air falling onto my hands and knees.”

The police were called following the dispute, which is believed to have been triggered over parking.

Gorry, 38, was charged with assault by beating and two counts of causing harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

Barbara said: “I was in absolute disbelief – I couldn’t believe what had happened. .

“I didn’t think some of the words he said existed these days.

“The ladies work such long hours and they would always put a smile on my husband’s face and treated him with compassion.

“They both kissed him goodbye when he died – he loved them. To see them abused in that way was heart breaking.”

Gorry was sentenced to 26 weeks suspended for two years at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on July 24.

He must also carry out 200 hours of community service and a rehabilitation course lasting 20 days as well as abiding by a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting Barbara.