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Arrest in Muckamore Abbey Hospital abuse allegations investigation

Muckamore Abbey Hospital is at the centre of the biggest police investigation of its kind following alleged abuse of vulnerable patients. Picture by Mal McCann
Digital Staff

A tenth person has been arrested by police invesitgating allegations of abuse at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

A 59-year-old man was arrested this morning in Antrim.

Last week the Irish News revealed that more than 160 nursing staff from Muckamore have 'resigned or retired' since abuse allegations came to light. 

The Co Antrim facility is at the centre of the biggest criminal adult safeguarding investigation of its kind with more than 1,500 suspected crimes linked to one ward.

Read more: Muckamore Abbey Hospital investigation - a timeline

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