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Former care worker to be sentenced for attacking elderly resident

Nicola Hoole from Poole, in Staffordshire Photo: ITV Central

A former worker from the Pine Meadows Care Home in Leek will be sentenced today for attacking an elderly resident in her care.

Nicola Hoole (45), from Poole, in Staffordshire slapped the 90-year-old man, who suffers with dementia, around the head, during his bath last April.

She later pretended that he had attempted to sexually assault her after being reported by a colleague who had witnessed the incident.

She will be sentenced at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court this afternoon.**