Naked and slumped over a sofa, Ben King stops breathing in front of a carer...who does nothing to help him. Ben, 32, had Down’s Syndrome but would lie stricken for at least seven minutes – by which time the carer had WALKED OFF.
CCTV released for the first time with consent of his family lays bare his shocking death at a private unit for children and adults with autism and learning disabilities.
Today, Ben’s mum tells the story of her beloved son – one of thousands who were kept in “Assessment and Treatment Units”. They were meant to return home after care but many, like Ben, ended up trapped for years.
The Tories, under David Cameron, vowed to shut failing units 10 years ago after neglect and ill-treatment was exposed at the WinterbourneRead more on mirror.co.uk