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' victims were extremely vulnerable adults

Two care assistants who have been jailed for more than two years were found guilty of of the ill-treatment of extremely vulnerable adults, with limited communication abilities and a range of physical disabilities including blindness.

All the incidents of abuse by James Hinds, and Susan Murphy happened in a period between January 2005 and March 2007.

Hinds was convicted of 10 charges and acquitted of a further nine after the jury of five men and seven women deliberated for two days.

Murphy was found guilty of 15 charges and was cleared of a further five.

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