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Security Guards at a 84th birthday party…

There are 2 sides to every argument, for insurance and protocol reasons the home may have found itself forced to use security guards, however I think both the message and profile of the deployment of security guards in this context is wrong. So much more could have been achieved with common sense, not the deployment of an overt security presence.

Guards were deployed at a closing care home to stop “too many” people going to an 84-year-old’s birthday party. Don Robson, who is the last remaining resident at Newtown House in Stanhope, County Durham, was staging a sit-in in protest at its closure. His family advertised his party via social media and Durham County Council employed guards to turn people away.