Council apology to families of those abused in care home

Yvette Smith's family have had an apology from Bolton Council Photo: ITV Granada

A damning report has revealed the abuse of disabled people at a council run care home could have been stopped far sooner.

One resident at the home in Farnworth was tied to a chair, had water thrown over her and an aerosol sprayed in her face.

The report found staff had reported the abuse to managers but they were ignored.

Today the council apologised to the families.