In the Media

BBC reveals shocking footage of care home abuse

PUBLISHED April 23, 2012

The clips appear to show Maria Worrol, 80, being manhandled by carers at Ash Court Care Centre in Kentish Town, London last year.

The secret filming, which will be aired on BBC One's Panorama at 8.30pm tonight, was captured after Mrs Worroll's daughter Jane hid a camera in her room.

Jonathan Aquino, 30, was jailed earlier this month for an assault on Mrs Worroll that was also caught on camera and the Filipino was sentenced to 18 months in jail at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Four of Aquino's female colleagues have since been sacked by the operators of the home, Forest Healthcare after it reviewed the footage, the documentary says.

Mrs Worroll was subsequently transferred to a different home where she is happier but Ash Court remains open.