Judge condemns 'callous' behaviour of care home workers

A Judge described as "cruel, callous and degrading" the behaviour of 11 workers from Winterbourne View home in Gloucestershire who were convicted of abusing vulnerable residents.

Six members of staff were jailed today for their part in the abuse, and the other five others were given suspended sentences.

The abuse was secretly filmed by an undercover reporter for the BBC's Panorama programme who posed as a carer.

ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie's report contains distressing footage:

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Six care home abusers jailed

Six former care home workers have been jailed after being filmed abusing patients at Winterbourne View private hospital by an undercover BBC Panorama reporter last year. Another five have been given suspended sentences.