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Three care home workers have been jailed for ill-treating elderly residents at a care home

Three care home workers have been jailed for ill-treating elderly residents at a care home

Three care home workers have been jailed for ill-treating elderly residents at a care home

Three care home workers have been jailed for ill-treating elderly residents at a care home.

William Bowman (22) and Chevonne Benson (23) subjected their victims - many who suffer dementia - to systematic abuse such as hair pulling, name calling and cruel pranks, while Claire Strong (21) took photographs on her mobile phone.

The offences at Bupa-run Beacon Edge Nursing Home in Penrith, Cumbria, took place between January and September last year.

The mistreatment emerged when a female carer started work at the home and resigned, appalled at some of the events she witnessed.

Bowman, from Bowscar near Penrith, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he admitted eight counts of ill-treatment of a person without a capacity, and was convicted earlier this week of sexually assaulting a resident.

Benson, from Penrith, was sentenced to three years for 10 counts of ill-treatment, while Strong, of Clifton, was jailed for one year for three counts of ill-treatment.

Belfast Telegraph