Care worker jailed for assault on patient.

Care worker jailed for assault on patient.

The 44-year-old victim, who had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, suffered bruising to his chest and torso, multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung while being cared for at Cambian Fairview Hospital , Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Two care workers Scott Geeson, 27, and Lelish Shercan, 27, of Circus Square, Colchester, both admitted an offence of ill-treatment by a carer in June 2016.

Geeson, who admitted kicking the victim, was jailed for 21 months and Shercan was given a 16 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.

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