A man has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged mistreatment of patients at a hospital for the mentally ill in Northern Ireland.

He was detained in the Antrim area this morning.

Muckamore Abbey Hospital near Antrim is the subject of a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) review.

A PSNI statement said: "Detectives from the PSNI's Public Protection Branch investigating the allegations of ill-treatment of patients at Muckamore Abbey hospital have arrested a 33-year-old male this morning."

Muckamore Abbey treats patients with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

Detectives have been investigating thousands of incidents after allegations were made about abuse of patients.