Essex

Buckhurst Hill nursing home death: Man arrested

Forest Place Nursing Home in Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman died at Forest Place Nursing Home in Roebuck Lane, Buckhurst Hill

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who was found dead at a care home.

The victim, in her 90s, was a resident of Forest Place Nursing Home in Buckhurst Hill, Essex Police said.

She was found dead at the home after police were called with reports she had been seriously injured at 13:20 GMT on Wednesday.

A 32-year-old man from Ilford is being questioned. He was known to the victim, police said.

The suspect has no connection to the care home, the force added.

In a statement, Forest Place Nursing Home said it had been a "traumatic experience" for everyone, and thanked police for the "sensitive way in which they conducted their initial inquiries".

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