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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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Three charged following investigation into care at a Penrith nursing home

Three people in their early 20s have been charged in connection with incidents at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith.

William Bowman, aged 21 from Bowscar, Penrith has been charged with ten counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.

Chevonne Benson, aged 22 from Roman Road, Penrith has been charged with seven counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.Claire Strong, aged 20 from Clifton, Penrith has been charged with three counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.

This follows an investigation into safeguarding issues that were brought to the attention of Cumbria Police.

All three were charged on Friday 24th January 2014. They will appear in Carlisle Magistrates Court on Friday 7th February 2014.

"The investigation has been conducted with support of Adult Social Care Team and the Beacon Edge Care Home who have been proactive in safeguarding the residents. The priority throughout the investigation has been the support and care of the residents within the home."

– Cumbria Police spokesperson

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