Care workers admit abusing elderly

Three care workers face jail after admitting abusing vulnerable, elderly people in their care. The three have pleaded guilty to ill treating residents at Beacon Edge Nursing Home in Penrith.

FULL REPORT: Penrith care home abuse scandal

The daughter of one of the victims of a care home abuse scandal has spoken of her heartbreak.

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Doreen Hodgson says that she's angry with the care workers who assaulted her mother but doesn't want to see them jailed.

23-year-old Chevonne Benson, 22-year-old William Bowman and 21-year-old Claire Strong admitted to a string of offences against vulnerable, elderly people at a Penrith care home last year.

The abuse took place at Beacon Edge Nursing home over a nine month period.

Matthew Taylor reports:

Care home abusers face jail

Three care workers could be jailed after abusing vulnerable, elderly people in their care. The three have pleaded guilty to ill treating residents at Beacon Edge Nursing home in Penrith.

23-year-old Chevonne Benson admitted 10 charges including taunting residents at the home and pulling the hair of a 90-year-old woman.

William Bowman, 22, pleaded guilty to six charges, on one occasion looking up a resident's night dress.

Claire Short, 21, admitted three offences at a previous hearing. They will be sentenced on 24 October at Carlisle Crown Court.

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