Former Four Seasons worker arrested over sexual abuse at two Belfast care homes

A former Four Seasons Health Care worker has been arrested over allegations of sexual abuse at two residential care homes in Belfast.

Police say the man, aged 48, was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant and is currently being extradited to Northern Ireland.

The sexual abuse is alleged to have occurred between 2008 and 2019 when the man worked at both homes.

PSNI Detective Inspector Dave Hodge said: “We are working with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust regarding the ongoing investigation, in addition to the safeguarding and welfare of the victims concerned.

“During this time, health and social care regulator RQIA has been kept fully informed.”

A spokesperson for Four Seasons Health Care said: “We fully share the deep concern of our residents, their families and our colleagues at the serious allegations regarding the actions of this former employee.

“We are treating this matter with the utmost seriousness and are providing every support we can to the victims as well as our full assistance and cooperation with the police.

“Given the ongoing legal process, we will share further information as soon as we are able.”

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