Eleventh man in court in Winterbourne View home inquiry
- 2 February 2012
- From the section Bristol
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.