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Agony: Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father - Kathleen and Martin Hill

Agony: Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father - Kathleen and Martin Hill

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Agony: Cathy Austin holds a photo of her mother and father - Kathleen and Martin Hill

The daughter of a care home resident has told how she has been unable to hold her mum's hand for eight months.

Cathy Austin was one of a group of families who staged a candlelit vigil outside Belfast City Hall on Thursday in a desperate bid to be reunited with a loved one living in a care home.

Ms Austin has not been able to touch or hug her mum, Kathleen Hill (79), since the beginning of the first lockdown in March.


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