A SUSPICIOUS woman secretly recorded carers who were looking after her severely disabled sister, swearing and making derogatory comments.

Anne-Marie Kernoghan, 57, lives with her younger sister Mary Ann Caldwell, 41, who has complex disabilities and relies on carers.

She bought a baby monitor after Mary Ann’s epileptic fits were increasing.

Mrs Kernoghan said that after telling the carers about the baby monitor she then found it unplugged.

Suspicious, she discussed it with her other sister, then recorded the carers on USB sticks hidden in wall lamps.

She claimed she heard “derogatory” comments and discussions about other carers sex lives as well as her sister being ignored and abusive remarks made.

Mrs Kernoghan was giving evidence at the trial of Catherine Kilcullen, 62, Allison Carr, 51, Dianne McGarr, 48, Julie Rundell, 36, Marie Paterson, 64, Isabella Scott, 57, and Linda Smith, 60 face a total of seven charges.

All alleged offences are said to have taken place at a property in Barlanark between February and April 2015.

Six of the offences are allegedly carrying out threatening and abusive behaviour and Scott is charged with an alleged assault, by “wrapping a vest or similar item” round Mary Ann’s hand in March 2015.

The seven women deny the charges and the trial before sheriff Gillian Bryson at Glasgow Sheriff Court continues.