Loraine Brannan
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Care home neglect witnesses urged to help inquiry

Families who claim their loved ones were neglected in care homes in south Wales are urging anyone who knew what was happening to give evidence to an independent inquiry.

Operation Jasmine - the biggest investigation into alleged care home neglect - collapsed last year after one of the main defendants in a court case suffered a brain injury and could not stand trial.

The investigation by Gwent Police had cost £11m and identified 100 potential victims.

Loraine Brannan, of New Tredegar, Caerphilly county, who chairs the campaign, said her mother Megan Downs developed serious pressure sores while in one of the care homes investigated.

She says more evidence is needed for the inquiry to have an impact.

  • 01 Aug 2014
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