Thomas Rawnsley died two years ago today and still no answers.



On the 4th February 2015, Thomas Rawnsley’s life support unit was switched off.

He was just 20, Downs and autistic but physically fit.

It is 4 years since Thomas was removed from his sisters and mother to Norcott House to his ‘independent’ life in his own bungalow in his ‘local community’ with 24/7 support .


But Norcott House carers blew the whistle, after a particularly horrific night shift, when a worker, who had been targeting and abusing Thomas for six months, kicking him into his bedroom and bending his fingers back with the words, ‘ Let’s see how many fingers I can break this time ‘, but as Thomas was double jointed he had never succeeded.

Thomas was 4 ft 10 inches tall. his carer was a large, tall man of 53 with many years of experience of working in residential care.

It is 3 years since Thomas, deeply…

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