Whorlton Hall: Ex-staff in court for ill-treatment sentence

  • Good morning and welcome to the liveblog of the sentencing of four former members of staff at a specialist care centre.
  • Graeme Hetherington will be bringing live updates from Teesside Crown Court as they are sentenced.
  • John Sanderson, Peter Bennett, Matthew Banner and Ryan Fuller, were all found guilty in ill-treating patients following a long-running trial.
  • Their behaviour was filmed by an undercover reporter working for the BBC's Panorama programme.
  • Five of their co-accused – Sarah Banner, Karen McGhee, Darren Lawton, Niall Mellor and Sabah Mahmood – were all cleared of all charges.

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