The judge sentencing 11 care workers who between them admitted 38 charges of cruelty and neglect, has said the private hospital they worked at was run with a 'view to profit' and a 'culture of cruelty'.
Judge Neil Ford QC added that there was a scandalous lack of regard to the interest of patients at the Winterbourne View private hospital in Bristol, and that without the undercover work by the BBC's Panorama programme, the 'systematic abuse of people' would have otherwise continued.
Follow @RBroxtonITV for the latest updates from Bristol Crown Court.
More top news
Ofsted's first ever inspection of the whole range of children's services in Somerset has found that too many of them are inadequate.
A British paleontologist has discovered a new species of dinosaur while studying fossils in a Canadian museum.
A report into the care of people with learning disabilities has called for "immediate action" to protect patients.