Michael Rowlinson
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Hillcroft abuse: Lessons to be learnt, says victim's son

Four care workers have been sentenced for abusing elderly residents at a care home in Lancashire.

Darren Smith, 35, from Lancaster, had pleaded guilty and was jailed for eight months at Preston Crown Court.

Katie Cairns, 27, was jailed for five months, Carol Moore, 54, was sentenced to four months and Gemma Pearson, 28, was given a 12-month community order.

A son of one of the victims, Michael Rowlinson, said: "The directors and management of Hillcroft failed in their basic duty to ensure safe care for residents."

  • 10 Jan 2014
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