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Care centre was "violent place to work"

A care centre involved in abuse allegations has been described in court as a very violent place to work. Four workers from Doncaster's Solar Centre are on trial accused of mistreating users.

Today the first of them James Hinds denied slapping and traumatising those who suffered from severe learning difficulties. Martin Fisher reports.


Former member of staff tells jury patients were assaulted

A former member of staff at a day care centre has today told a jury she saw a number of severely disabled patients being assaulted.

Four people who worked at the South Yorkshire centre are on trial accused of abusing and tormenting those they should have been caring for.

Vulnerable adults at St Catherine's Hospital in Doncaster with disabilities such as learning difficulties, autism and dementia were allegedly subjected to slapping, punching, threats, and being dragged by their hair, Sheffield Crown Court heard yesterday.