Bristol

Eleventh man in court in Winterbourne View home inquiry

  • 2 February 2012
  • From the section Bristol
Neil Ferguson
Image caption Mr Ferguson was charged with offences under the Mental Capacity Act

A man has appeared in court charged with ill treating patients at a private hospital near Bristol.

Neil Ferguson, 25, of Emersons Green, near Bristol, is charged with two offences under the Mental Capacity Act.

The support worker did not enter a plea when he appeared at Northavon Magistrates' Court.

Mr Ferguson is the eleventh person charged following a BBC Panorama piece on Winterbourne View. They will appear at Bristol Crown Court on 9 February.

Castlebeck, the firm which ran the hospital, is conducting an internal investigation.

Winterbourne View's 24 patients were transferred when the hospital, in Hambrook, South Gloucestershire, shut in June 2011.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites