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Operation Jasmine inquiry call over care home 'neglect'

Families at the centre of the UK's biggest inquiry into alleged neglect in a string of south Wales nursing homes have called for a public inquiry.

It follows Gwent Police's seven-year Operation Jasmine which cost £11m and identified 100 potential victims.

But the case against Dr Prana Das, Paul Black and their firm Puretruce collapsed after Dr Das suffered a brain injury and could not stand trial.

Wales' Older People's Commissioner said it was "a catalogue of failure".

BBC Wales' Week In Week Out programme spoke to the relatives of Evelyn Jones, a resident at Brithdir nursing home in New Tredegar, whose case had been investigated as part of Operation Jasmine.

Tim Rogers reports.

Week In Week Out can be seen at 22:35 BST on Tuesday 4 June on BBC One Wales.

  • 04 Jun 2013