18/03/2020

Woman Arrested In Patient Abuse Probe

A 28 year-old woman has been arrested by detectives investigating allegations of ill-treatment at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

The suspect was detained in Antrim this morning, Wednesday 18 March.
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It comes amid allegations of patient abuse at the facility, where people with severe learning disabilities and mental health needs are cared for.

Today's arrest is the seventh in the police probe.



(JG/CM)

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