28/04/2021

Woman Arrested Over Abuse Allegations At Muckamore Abbey Hospital

A woman has been arrested in relation to allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey Hospital on the outskirts of Antrim.

The 52-year-old has been detained in police custody.

She is the 16th person to be arrested as part of a major investigation which was launched in 2017.
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A total of seven people have been informed they are to be prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) for a range of offences, including alleged ill-treatment and wilful neglect contrary to the Mental Health Order 1986. 

The PPS said another eight people had been reported in a second investigation file. 

It remains under consideration.

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