Police have charged 10 people in connection with the abuse of residents with learning disabilities at the Winterbourne View care home near Bristol.
The home was featured in a high profile episode of the BBC Panorama programme in June.
The events were filmed secretly between February and March this year. The home’s operator Castlebeck closed the facility on 24 June.
In a statement released this afternoon, Avon and Somerset Constabulary said it had charged 10 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, Hambrook,” the statement said.
It added: “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.”
In June the Nursing and Midwifery Council suspended the registration of two nurses from the home, pending a full investigation into allegations of serious breaches of the NMC code of conduct
The Department of Health also announced a review in June to establish “the facts” about the case, identify any systemic issues needing to be addressed, learn lessons for the future and identify any necessary action for government.