Probe into care home abuse claim

Police are investigating claims that an elderly woman was tied to a bed at a care home in Glasgow. It has been reported that the 84-year-old woman was restrained at Baillieston Care Home in the city’s east end.

Five members of staff at the home have been suspended after concerns were raised about their conduct towards the woman and other residents.

The Care Commission, which regulates the sector, said it would decide whether to act after the police probe.

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police said: “We can confirm that we have been asked to investigate allegations of alleged abuse at a care home in Baillieston, Glasgow.

“Enquiries are at a very early stage at the moment. It looks as if this is a case for the Care Commissioner rather than Strathclyde Police, however, this may change as the investigation continues.”

A spokesman for Four Seasons Health Care, which operates the Baillieston home, said: “Five members of staff have been suspended from Baillieston Care Home following concerns raised regarding their conduct towards residents.

“In line with our procedures all families and relevant authorities have been notified and the home is fully co-operating with the investigation. The home now has a new manager.”