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Rochdale care workers accused of disabled man abuse

Two care workers have been charged with abusing a 79-year-old severely disabled man in Greater Manchester.

Khalid Hussain, 27, and Mohammed Azeem, 38, both of Rochdale, are accused of ill treating or wilfully neglecting a person without capacity at his home.

It follows a police inquiry into reports the man was subjected to neglect, abuse and poor levels of care by two men employed by a care company.

The pair are due before Rochdale Magistrates' Court on 29 August.

Police said the disabled man is unable to communicate and has severe physical disabilities and long-standing medical issues.

Mr Hussain is of Croxton Avenue and Mr Azeem is from Roch Valley Way.

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