The Daily Telegraph

‘Despicable’ care home worker jailed for abuse


An abusive care home worker who changed the clocks so that his client would go to bed early has been sentenced to eight months in jail.

Usman Arshad regularly slapped wheelchair-bound David Blinco and pushed a slipper into his mouth when he visited him at his home in Wexham, Berks, a court heard.

The 25-year-old was caught out last August after the victim’s brother, Peter, noticed the clocks in the house had been put forward by two hours and saw the mistreatme­nt on CCTV cameras installed after a burglary.

“In my view, this is an utterly despicable offence,” Judge Sarah Campbell told Reading Crown Court.

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