Carers Lynette Crook and Rita Page were covertly filmed by concerned relatives abusing the patient at the Priory Highbank Centre in Bury.
They have pleaded guilty to abusing a brain damaged patient on the first day of their trial, which was due to begin at Bolton Crown Court.
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Cold with further wintry showers Friday night, then turning icy. Some sunshine, especially on Sunday - but sleet, snow & ice Saturday night
Detectives have released CCTV footage of the moment a machete wielding thug wearing a mask jumped over the counter at a bookmakers.
A cold wind. A strong wind. Icy and wintry into the weekend