“Radical action” is needed to protect older people in Wales from abuse, a charity has warned.
A poll of 500 people aged 65 and older in Wales found 12.5% had experienced some form of abuse.
Action on Elder Abuse Cymru said many abusers are going unpunished, and it is campaigning for tougher punishments.
It’s director, Rachael Nicholson-Wright said the criminal justice system is “failing to deter abusers”.
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, said the matter must be addressed urgently.