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Reservoir body find is linked to missing man

The Old Bill searching for a man who had been missing for over a fortnight have discovered a body close to his home. The body was discovered in the loftier reservoir on the Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus on Saturday evening by police tangled in the search for

Starved and neglected... Dunmurry report lifts lid on abuse of residents

Eddie Lynch, Northern Ireland's Commissioner for Older People, published the results of a 16-month investigation into conditions at Dunmurry Manor on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Among his findings were resident-on-resident sexual assaults with female residents afraid to leave their rooms, residents going without medication for up to three weeks and alarming weight loss, with one person losing 10-stone over a five-month period, and pressure sores so deep the bone of a resident was exposed.

It emerged that relatives of residents were forced to buy continence pads as Runwood only provided "the cheapest of the cheap" and nurses bought their own blood pressure monitors because ones provided by Runwood were broken.

Mr Lynch also told the assembled families and media in Belfast yesterday morning that countless agency staff worked for one day at the facility and refused to return because it was so dangerous.

Revealing his devastating findings, Mr Lynch said: "There is no doubt many people were neglected and abused, with some spending their last few months living in appalling conditions.