By Q Radio News
Police have arrested a 42-year-old woman in connection with allegations of abuse at Muckamore Abbey hospital.
Last week officers arrested A 52-year-old woman in connection with the investigation into ill-treatment of patients at the hospital, which provides care for adults with special needs and learning difficulties.
A 42 y/o woman has been arrested in Antrim by detectives investigating allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey hospital.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 4, 2021
Seven people are to be prosecuted for a range of offences in relation to abuse allegations at the hospital. pic.twitter.com/GXeCIFm5QS
She was the 16th person to be arrested in the connection with the case and was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
Last month, the PSNI said that seven people will be prosecuted for a range of offences linked to ill-treatment of patients at the hospital..
Allegations of abuse at the facility first emerged in 2017 and police launched an investigation into care at the hospital.
A report into the governance and management of the facility by the Belfast Trust found serious failings.
Following on from the findings, the health minister announced a public inquiry into failings at the hospital.
(Muckamore Abbey hospital provides care for adults with special needs and learning difficulties)