A Darlington based care home provider, which owned a residential unit where widespread abuse was exposed, has gone into administration.
Castlebeck Care Group runs nine homes in the North East and eleven nationwide, including Winterbourne View in Bristol, which closed after systematic abuse was revealed.
The administrators are now searching for a buyer.
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Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.
Durham Crown Court heard that one of the male victims suffered a triple-fractured jaw, while left lying in the gutter, unconscious.