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Man (54) arrested in Muckamore abuse investigation

Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Co Antrim. Picture by Mal McCann

A 54-YEAR-OLD man was arrested yesterday as part of a probe into allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey hospital.

The man was arrested in the Antrim area yesterday morning.

A total of 30 people have so far been arrested in connection with the investigation - the biggest criminal safeguarding probe of its kind in Northern Ireland.

The Co Antrim regional hospital is also at the centre of a public inquiry.

Staff working at the hospital for adults with severe learning disabilities are alleged to have carried out physical and mental abuse as well as "wilful neglect" of vulnerable patients.

A total of 38 people have been told that they are to be prosecuted in connection with the Muckamore probe.

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