Wraxall care home staff arrested after assault allegation

The Granary, Wraxall
Image caption A Care Quality Commission report into care at the home will be published later this month

Two care home staff have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting and neglecting an elderly resident at a home near Bristol.

The unnamed men were arrested by Avon and Somerset Police following a reported incident at The Granary in Lodge Lane, Wraxall.

They have been suspended from their positions while an investigation is carried out at the home.

The home specialises in caring for elderly people and those with dementia.

"We are working with our multi-agency partners to look into concerns raised about the care of an elderly resident at a care home in Wraxall," said Det Insp Mark Coleman.

"Officers from the public protection team are working closely with North Somerset Council adult social services."

'Anxiety and distress'

Police said both men had been bailed.

A spokesman from Shaw Healthcare, on behalf of the home, said the allegation was being taken "extremely seriously".

"Following a meeting with a family member when we were recently made aware of incidents of poor care relating to a resident at one of our care homes, we immediately referred the matter to the police and informed all relevant local authority teams," said the spokesman.

"We acknowledge the anxiety and distress that this has caused the resident and their family and we also wanted to have the opportunity to reassure the other residents and families."

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) spokesman said a report into care at the home would be published later this month.

A previous CQC inspection of The Granary highlighted some areas for improvement.

The spokesman said the CQC was aware of the police investigation at The Granary, and said it took the safety of residents extremely seriously.

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