Man held over alleged mistreatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey

Man held over alleged mistreatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged mistreatment of patients at a hospital for the mentally ill in Northern Ireland.

He was detained in the Antrim area on Monday morning.

Muckamore Abbey hospital near Antrim is the subject of a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) review.

A PSNI statement said: “Detectives from the PSNI’s Public Protection Branch investigating the allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey hospital have arrested a 33 year old male this morning Monday 2nd of December in the Antrim area.”

Muckamore Abbey treats patients with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

Detectives have been investigating thousands of incidents after allegations were made about abuse of patients.

More on this topic

Death of 68-year-old man in Down treated as suspiciousDeath of 68-year-old man in Down treated as suspicious

Former NI police chief facing stint behind bars for charityFormer NI police chief facing stint behind bars for charity

Improvised weapon found in grounds of Belfast primary schoolImprovised weapon found in grounds of Belfast primary school

Engagement ring stolen in break-in at pensioner’s homeEngagement ring stolen in break-in at pensioner’s home


More in this Section

FAI’s debts could surpass €55mFAI’s debts could surpass €55m

Someone is €1 milllion richer following Euromillions drawSomeone is €1 milllion richer following Euromillions draw

Johnson and Corbyn clash on Northern Ireland in TV head-to-head election debateJohnson and Corbyn clash on Northern Ireland in TV head-to-head election debate

Teen motorcyclist killed in road traffic collision in CabraTeen motorcyclist killed in road traffic collision in Cabra


Lifestyle

This Christmas remember that there is no such thing as cheap food.Buy local: Use your LOAF

As we wait, eager and giddy, a collective shudder of agitated ardor ripples through the theatre, like a Late, Late Toyshow audience when they KNOW Ryan’s going to give them another €150 voucher. Suddenly, a voice booms from the stage. Everyone erupts, whooping and cheering. And that was just for the safety announcement.Everyman's outstanding Jack and the Beanstalk ticks all panto boxes

Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

More From The Irish Examiner