Carers Lynette Crook and Rita Page today pleaded guilty to abusing a brain damaged patient at the Priory Highbank Centre in Bury.
In exclusive footage obtained by ITV Granada they were secretly filmed by a concerned relative after slapping and swearing at a patient.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.