Steven’s Story, Langton House, Dorset
I don’t know if there are others whom were in Langton who are now living independent lives as I have not managed to trace anyone. BMI Healthcare stated that if I continue to make allegations of abuse in relation to Langton House and AMI then I will likely be taken to court and have a gagging order served upon myself which also includes being sued for £8 million.
It seems to me that they want to silence me from telling the truth but like what I told them is that I will not be silenced until the abusers are brought to justice and no matter what threats or action they take I will continue to fight for whats right.
The police say that the case is too old to investigate but I believe that is not the case due to the fact of historical cases coming to light.
BMI have destroyed my records or thats what they say and there are no reports from Langton in my social services records. This suggests a mass cover up to hide the truth to protect the abusers and AMI.
I am still very angry years later and still heart broken over the abuse.
XX claimed to be a doctor only later to find that he held no qualifications what so ever. XX was a bully, a thug and got the kicks out of inflicting as much pain as he could on the weak residents. He would often team up with the residents who were stronger to help him in his humiliation ploy.
I had XX bending my arm up my back then twisted my wrist to the point of breaking.
Despite my screams of pain he would do it harder and ignored my pleads he carried on while laughing and mocking me. Other staff were just too frightened to step in to protect us.
The manager knew of the abuse and refused to see any resident whom complained of being abused. All my letters were intercepted by staff to AMI and to my social worker and I got dragged to the secure room and beaten and jabbed just for complaining.
BMI Healthcare were very evasive about my files claiming at one point that I was never there but clearly I was there. I am not bothered about their threats of suing because I discovered that AMI were in debt so money was their motivation.
I am aware that the MP Rosie Barnes brought up her concerns into the treatment of residents of Langton House in which I believe Virginia Bottomley said there are no plans for a formal enquiry. I have to disagree because the abuse at Langton House was one of this countries worst abuse cases in recorded history.
I have not forgotten about what happened to us and every time I think about it I get angry knowing that the scum are left to live their lives free from legal proceedings and harassment. They live in their pretty little houses with their strawberry patch gardens without a worry in the world while we have to live knowing what they did to us.
I offered BMI Healthcare a chance for a meeting with me in which they declined stating that I should leave the past where it belongs and get on with my life.
Well sadly the past is a part of who we are its what makes us what we are today.
I think they declined because it would mean that I would supplied them with question upon question that they could not answer without incriminating themselves or dropping themselves into deep water.
There should be a full enquiry into the abuse at Langton House but that will only happen if others come forward and tell their story of what they went through.
I just want the people whom did this to be brought to justice so they will never hurt anyone ever again. I want them to know that what they did is wrong and they will pay for what they did.
Note: AMI Healthcare Group plc ran Grafton Manor (18-bed head injury rehabilitation unit); Kneesworth House Hospital; Stockton Hall Hospital and Langton House (36 beds for young people and adolescents).
Written by ‘Steven’