Two more people have admitted abuse charges relating to the former Winterbourne View learning disability residential hospital. Kelvin Fore and Neil Ferguson pleaded guilty to abusing the same patient in March 2011.
In all, 9 people have now admitted their guilt in the case. In February, Wayne Rogers, Allison Dove and Holly Draper admitted charges, followed in March by Graham Doyle, Sookalingum Appoo, Danny Brake and Jason Gardiner. All are now awaiting sentencing. Two others face trial at Bristol Crown Court, which, according to the BBC, will take place in the summer.
The case came to light following a BBC Panorama documentary on Winterbourne View in May 2011, which included secret filming of residents being allegedly abused. The home, which was operated by private residential care provider Castlebeck, was closed the following month with all 24 residents moving to alternative accommodation.