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Murder arrest over death of woman at Hampshire care home

Abbey House Care Home Image copyright Google
Image caption Ethel Joyce Baldwin died at Abbey House Care Home on Saturday

A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 96-year-old woman at a Hampshire care home.

Police said they were investigating the "suspicious" death of Ethel Joyce Baldwin, at Abbey House Care Home, in Netley Abbey on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination was held earlier this week.

Police said they were liaising with family members and the home to "ensure the safeguarding of other residents".

A spokesman for the care home said staff notified police and the safeguarding authority when they became aware Ms Baldwin "may have been assaulted" on 29 August.

The home said she died in hospital on 13 September.

Staff described Ms Baldwin, who was admitted to the home about two years ago for palliative care, as "much loved" and "a pleasure to look after".

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