Care home worker jailed for abuse

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A member of staff caught abusing vulnerable residents at a care home by an undercover journalist has been jailed for two years.

Wayne Rogers, 32, was condemned by a judge at Bristol Crown Court for dishing out abuse to disabled patients at the Winterbourne View private hospital, at Hambrook, South Gloucestershire.

Rogers was among 11 staff - nine support workers and two nurses - caught in a BBC Panorama sting by a reporter with a hidden camera posing as a carer.

The shocking footage showed residents being slapped, soaked in water, trapped under chairs, taunted, sworn at and having their hair pulled and eyes poked.

On one shocking occasion, three support workers forcibly held down a resident while a nurse forced paracetamol into her mouth.

Ten colleagues are being sentenced at the same court.

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