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Hillcroft nursing home staff sentenced for resident abuse

Four care workers have been sentenced for abusing elderly residents at a care home in Lancashire.

Darren Smith, 35, from Lancaster, had pleaded guilty and was jailed for eight months at Preston Crown Court.

Katie Cairns, 27, was jailed for five months, Carol Moore, 54, was sentenced to four months and Gemma Pearson, 28, was given a 12-month community order.

The abuse took place from May 2010 to September 2011 at Hillcroft nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest near Lancaster.

Judith Moritz reports.

  • 10 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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