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Phillipa Hodgson not guilty of 'dropping' care home resident

Rosecroft residential home Image copyright Google
Image caption A jury unanimously cleared Ms Hodgson of any wrongdoing at the home

A care worker has been cleared of the ill treatment an 81-old woman with dementia in a Workington home.

Phillipa Hodgson had been accused of deliberately dropping Nora Hall causing her to fall on her bed at Rosecroft Residential in January 2015.

The 21-year-old, of John Street, Maryport, had denied ill treatment and after a three-day trial at Carlisle Crown Court she was cleared by a jury.

Judge Peter Hughes QC told the jury he "agreed" with the verdict.

Ms Hodgson was alleged to have "dropped" Mrs Hall while she and a colleague moved her from a wheelchair and she ended up "bouncing" on the bed.

The trial heard Mrs Hall had since died.

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