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Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Man (56) arrested

Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Co Antrim. Picture by Mal McCann
Maeve Connolly

A 56-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.

He was arrested in the Antrim area this morning.

To date 34 people have been arrested.

An investigation has been taking place into claims of patient abuse at the facility on the outskirts of Antrim town, which is operated by the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

It is the biggest criminal probe of its kind in Northern Ireland. 

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