Care home owner Castlebeck goes into administration

Castlebeck, owners of former care home, Winterbourne View, has gone into administration Credit: ITV West

The owners of the care home at the centre of a patient abuse scandal in South Gloucestershire have gone into administration.

Castlebeck, the company that ran the former Winterbourne View hospital, is looking for buyers for its 16 other facilities. 166 patients with learning disabilities are currently accommodated by the company.

It comes on the day new figures show an increase in the abuse of vulnerable adults. Reported cases have risen by 11% over the past year, with care workers and family the most common alleged offenders.