Three women have been jailed for assaulting elderly residents at an Essex care home.
45 year old Lorna Clark of Hammond Place, Adeshola Adediwura, aged 33, of Clockhouse Way and Anita Ray who`s 45 of Victoria Street were sentenced to four months each at Chelmsford Crown Court.
The case followed an Essex Police investigation into a television documentary which highlighted the treatment of residents inside the Old Deanery.
Detectives had launched an enquiry into possible offences of neglect and assault after the programme was aired on Wednesday April 30 in 2014.
Police enquiries led to the arrest of four staff from the home and the three women were subsequently charged with offences.
They admitted assault at a hearing held last month.