Winterbourne View care home abusers sentenced

Eleven care workers have been sentenced for neglecting or ill-treating patients at Winterbourne View near Bristol, some of the patients were from our region.

Terry Rooney's parents have spoken to The West Country Tonight about how scared he was at Winterbourne View Credit: Family

The Rooney Family from St Austell never actually saw their son Terry being abused but said he lived in terror while he was there. Six of the carers have been sent to prison for beating, tormenting and bullying mental health patients. Another five have been given suspended sentences.

The abuse at the former Winterbourne View hospital was exposed in a TV documentary Credit: ITV West