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Two former care workers from Egmanton and Mansfield Woodhouse jailed after abusing 77-year-old woman suffering with dementia



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Two former care workers were jailed after they abused a 77-year-old woman suffering with dementia.

Ricky Wheelhouse, 28, and Hayley Burton, 25, were locked up on Wednesday for mistreating the elderly victim under their care.

The court heard the pair had verbally abused Gloria Rowland who suffered from acute anxiety as well as dementia.

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A recording played in court showed Wheelhouse had interrogated Gloria after he made allegations that she had attempted to hit Burton during a visit to her home in June 2018.

Wheelhouse of Laxton Road, Egmanton, was put behind bars for six months. Burton, of Crookes Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, was jailed for four months.

Detective Sergeant Hannah Frame, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Gloria was vulnerable person and what she went through would have put her under immense distress.

"Our team works incredibly hard to protect the most vulnerable people in society and it is through their hard work that we are able to find people responsible for committing disgusting crimes such as this

“We will always investigate reports of abuse thoroughly. If you have any concerns for a family member or are a victim of abuse, please do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or 999 in an emergency."

Nottinghamshire Police said Gloria had since died but that her death was not related to the abuse she suffered at the hands of Wheelhouse and Burton.

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