Man arrested in Muckamore hospital neglect probe

The man was detained on Wednesday in the Antrim area.
Man arrested in Muckamore hospital neglect probe

Rebecca Black, PA

Police in Northern Ireland investigating allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey Hospital have arrested a 38-year-old man.

The man was detained on Wednesday in the Antrim area.

He was released later the same day pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Some 38 people have now been informed they are to be prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Service for a range of offences, including ill-treatment and wilful neglect contrary to the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, in connection with the alleged ill-treatment of patients at the hospital.

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