Ten charged over Winterbourne View scandal

Posted on Monday 28th November 2011 at 4:19 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke in the media

Police have today (Monday 28th November) confirmed that they have charged ten people in connection with ill treatment and neglect offences under the Mental Health Act.

This in relation to allegations that criminal offences were committed at the Winterbourne View Hospital [map], located within Bradley Stoke’s Vantage Business Park (off Old Gloucester Road).

The following have been charged: Wayne Rogers, aged 30; Graham Doyle aged 25; Allison Dove aged 24; Jason Gardiner aged 42; Charlotte Cotterell aged 21; Holly Draper aged 22; Michael Ezenagu aged 28; Kelvin Fore aged 32; Sookalingun Appoo aged 58; and Danny Brake aged 26.

They face a total of 40 charges against four victims.

Three men aged 25, 27 and 41, who have also been arrested on suspicion of causing ill treatment under the Mental Capacity Act, remain on police bail, pending further enquiries.

A 14th person – a 40-year-old man – who was arrested on suspicion of common assault has been released without charge.

Source: Winterbourne View Hospital investigation – 10 are charged

Related link: Four arrested at Bradley Stoke residential care hospital

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  1. SH (Editor) Says:

    The Evening Post adds today that the ten persons charged are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 15th December 2011.

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  2. SH (Editor) Says:

    The ten defendants appeared today before North Avon magistrates and faced a total of 40 charges, involving four patients, under the Mental Capacity Act.

    No pleas were entered and the accused were released on bail.

    They are now due to appear before Bristol Crown Court on Thursday 9th February 2012.

    Read more: Ten in court over Winterbourne View care home inquiry (BBC Bristol)

  3. SH (Editor) Says:

    Police have confirmed that another person has been charged in connection with their investigation into allegations of ill treatment and neglect at the Winterbourne View Hospital.

    Police charge another person in Winterbourne View Hospital investigation

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