Three people have been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today for multiple incidents of ill-treatment and wilful neglect of elderly residents within a Penrith care home.
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A spokesperson for Beacon Edge care home which is a private health care run by BUPA said:
Isla Chilton, Senior Crown Prosecutor said:
- William Bowman pleaded guilty to 8 counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was found guilty of sexual assault and was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment.
- Claire Strong pleaded guilty to 3 charges of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was sentenced to one year imprisonment.
- Chevonne Benson pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
Three people have been sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court for multiple incidents of ill-treatment and wilful neglect of elderly residents in a Penrith care home.
William Bowman, aged 22 from Bowscar, near Penrith, was found guilty this week for committing a sexual offence whilst working at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith. He had previously pleaded guilty to eight counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity. He was sentenced to three and a half years.
Chevonne Benson, aged 23 from Roman Road, Penrith, sentenced to three years for ten counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity.
Claire Strong, aged 21 from Crooklands View, Clifton, Penrith, sentenced to one year for three counts of ill-treatment of a person without capacity.
Both women also worked at Beacon Edge Nursing Home and pleaded guilty at an earlier court appearance.
Three options have been revealed for the future of maternity services in west Cumbria.
Two would involve withdrawing consultant-led maternity cover from the West Cumberland Hospital.
The third would see it being retained, if sufficient new anaesthetists can be recruited. A public consultation will now be carried out.
Thousands of people went to a public meeting at Whitehaven's rugby league ground last month to express their concerns about the possible loss of some hospital services in the area.
A new lower drink-drive limit will come into force on Scotland's roads before Christmas.
Traffic police will be able to breath-alyse drivers at the reduced limit of 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood from the 5th December, meaning motorists could be breaking the law if they consume a single pint or glass of wine before getting behind the wheel.
The new limit will bring Scotland into line with most of Europe, including Germany, France and Spain, while the current 80mg limit remains in place South of the Border.
Tree felling starts on Monday 3rd November at one of Dumfries’ popular recreation hotspots.
The thinning work will last for around 5 weeks, during which time there will be some disruption to paths within the forest.
Forestry Commission Scotland is urging users to follow instructions on all path closure notices and use any diversions put in place.
The planned work will open up the woodland allowing in more light, making the forest a better environment for birds, bats and other wildlife as well as creating a more welcoming place for people to enjoy.
Police are launching an operation to improve driving and safety standards on the A66 east of Penrith to the county boundary.
The operation, codenamed Natterjack, aims to make this section of the A66 much safer by encouraging compliance with traffic laws by observation and enforcement.
Operation Natterjack focuses on motoring offences such as lack of a concentration by using a mobile phone at the wheel.
Inspector Phil Davidson, of the Operational Support Unit, said:
“It only takes a slight lapse in concentration to be involved in a serious and potentially fatal road traffic collision. We still see motorists behaving recklessly on the county’s roads using mobile devices whilst at the wheel. This behaviour produces an additional risk on a road where the risk factors are already high, leading to an increase in the number of collisions.
More precipitating factors, like a lack of concentration, leads to more collisions and it is important that through enforcement we stamp this out.
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