Eynesbury Poppyfields care home death: Murder arrest after body find
- 23 August 2016
- From the section Cambridgeshire
An 87-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at a care home.
Police were called to Chapman Way in Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, after "serious concerns" were raised for the welfare of a man and a woman at 17:00 on Monday.
Officers are currently investigating what happened at Poppyfields care home.
The woman, in her 80s, was declared dead at the scene. The arrested man is being held at Parkside police station.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out later, police said.
The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics were called to Chapman Way at about 17:20 BST.
"Sadly nothing could be done for the woman and she was pronounced dead," a spokesman said.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends."
The man was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital near Huntingdon, but the ambulance service was unable to give details of his injuries.
The care home, near St Neots, consists of 34 one-bedroom flats and shared on-site facilities including a library and restaurant.
Its specialised services include caring for adults with dementia, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
It is managed by Hanover Housing Association and was rated as good by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission in its 2016 inspection.
A spokesman for Hanover said: "Obviously the incident yesterday is deeply shocking. We don't know all the circumstances and are working with the authorities while they carry out their investigations.
"Our sympathies are very much with the family and friends of those involved."