Winterbourne View owners go into administration

Winterbourne View was one of 16 care homes owned by Castlebeck, which has gone into administration Credit: PA Wire

The owners of a former care home at the centre of a patient abuse scandal have announced it has gone into administration.

Castlebeck, which housed patients with learning disabilities at the now closed Winterbourne View, own 16 other care homes.

Administrators are seeking buyers for the other properties.

Administrators have said: "The ongoing care of patients and residents will be the priority and Castlebeck and the administrators are committed to working with local commissioners to ensure safe transfer ownership of facilities and continuity of care for individuals."