Undercover footage shows autistic patients ‘tortured’ in repeat of Winterbourne View scandal

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Police are investigating undercover footage showing NHS patients with autism and learning difficulties being “tortured” in a scandal branded a second Winterbourne View.

Sixteen staff have been suspended at Whorlton Hall hospital in County Durham after being caught goading and swearing at patients, physically restraining them in a “dangerous” manner, as well as boasting about deliberately causing them pain.