East Yorkshire family fear son is being assaulted at autism centre
A family from East Yorkshire have claimed that their son is being assaulted at an autism centre.
18-year-old Josh was admitted to Bolton’s Breightment Centre after he became increasingly violent.
Josh’s family have claimed their son has been punched and restrained, leaving him with marks and bruises.
The 18-year-old was detained under the Mental Health Act in 2021.
His family hoped that he could be treated in a facility closer to home but no spaces were available.
A spokesperson for ASC Healthcare, which runs the centre, stated: “none of the complaints they and police had so far investigated had been substantiated.”
According to the BBC, Josh’s mother, Sara, said she was worried about her son’s life.
She added: “he had been assaulted four times in seven weeks at the Greater Manchester Centre”
“He rang us crying, he could hardly breathe”
“It’s awful, I fear for his life”
Officers with the Greater Manchester Police are currently investigating multiple reports.
A statement released by ASC Healthcare stated they were working alongside outside agencies on current complaints under investigation.
“We have provided the patient with the appropriate care within our service”
“We have provided daily contact with the patient’s family”
Updates to follow.