24th May 2019

Ten employees have been arrested over the alleged abuse of patients with learning difficulties at Whorlton Hall in County Durham.

Those arrested were questioned about offences relating to abuse and neglect Durham Constabulary has confirmed.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said the “immediate priority has been to work with other agencies to safeguard the victims at the centre of the allegations and their families”.

Those arrested are to be released under investigation pending further inquiries.

You can read our previous blog concerning the abuse here.

If you, or a family member was a patient at Whorlton Hall, County Durham and you have concerns about treatment received please contact our Solicitors Richard Hardy or Andrew Freckleton on 0191 565 3112 or email advice@benhoarebell.co.uk to discuss further.