Eleventh man in court in Winterbourne View home inquiry

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.

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