Two Arrested Over Care Home Death

A nurse and a chef who work at a residential care home in Somerset have been arrested and questioned over suspicions a 97-year-old was poisoned. A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the elderly woman died at the Parkfields home at Butleigh near Glastonbury on New Year’s Day.

Police are investigating six other deaths at the home. Rachel Baker, 45, and husband Leigh, 48, were arrested in January. Both have since been released on bail. Mrs Baker, a registered nurse at the home was arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance.

Her husband was arrested and questioned in Yeovil police station on suspicion of being concerned in the administration of a noxious substance.

Police are conducting the investigation jointly with the Commission For Social Care Inspection.