Two Care Home Employees Arrested

Two workers at a Nottingham care home have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting elderly residents. Police confirmed they were investigating the treatment of residents at the privately-run Chester House in Sherwood Rise.

A woman, 41, and a 29-year-old man have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Owners Majesticare said the employees had been suspended prior to the start of the police investigation and residents and relatives informed.

‘Excellent co-operation’

A spokesperson said the firm was working with the police, as well as the city and county councils.

“Majesticare’s first priority remains at all times the care of those who we serve.”

In a statement, the council said: “We have met residents, their carers and families to outline the situation and provided assurances, alongside the home’s managers, that their ongoing care and well-being is our priority.

“We are actively working with the Chester House management, the local health community and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) which regulates and inspects care homes, to support the best interests of the residents.”

Det Insp Gerard Milano said: “We are speaking to all the relevant people.

“We’ve received excellent co-operation from the local authority and Majesticare who run the home.”

The home currently has 24 residents and caters for people with dementia.