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Staff suspended after death in Plymouth care home

St Peter's Convent
Image caption The home is run by the catholic charity Augustinian Care

Three members of staff have been suspended from a care home in Plymouth after the death of an elderly resident, the home has said.

Sarah Josephine Smith, 96, from St Peter's Convent in Plympton St Maurice, died in December, a spokesperson from the home confirmed.

She suffered a neck injury following a fall, they added.

The home cares for elderly residents. The spokesperson confirmed police were investigating the incident.

The spokesperson said: "We would like to extend our condolences to the family for what was a tragic accident.

"An investigation into the incident is under way which we are fully co-operating with."

The care home is run by the catholic charity Augustinian Care.

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