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Ashbourne House care staff in Rochdale 'snatch' patients' dolls

25 January 2016 Last updated at 15:57 GMT

Two care workers have been suspended after appearing to taunt dementia patients in Rochdale.

It is alleged they snatched comfort dolls, used as a sensory aid for residents at Ashbourne House in Middleton, and then photographed the dolls in a variety of positions, such as in a pot on a stove and in a washing machine.

These pictures were sent to the Manchester Evening News, which brought the matter to the attention of the nursing home's owners.