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Two jailed for care home abuse

Two care assistants who mis-treated severely disabled patients at a South Yorkshire care home have each been jailed for two years and nine months. James Hinds, 59, and Susan Murphy, 43, were said to have committed "an appalling abuse of trust".

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Care assistants jailed for ill-treatment of patients

Two care assistants who mis-treated severely disabled patients have each been jailed for two years and nine months.

A judge told James Hinds, 59, and Susan Murphy, 43: "It is impossible to assess the upset, distress and bewilderment your actions caused."

James Hinds and Susan Murphy outside Sheffield Crown Court. Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

Hinds and Murphy were found guilty of a total of 25 counts of ill-treating outpatients at the Solar Centre, at St Catherine's Hospital in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court earlier this year.

They were found guilty of ill-treating 12 different outpatients between them.

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