Tayside and Central Scotland

Deaths of five nursing home residents probed in Broughty Ferry

Orchar Nursing Home
Image caption The five people were residents at the Orchar Nursing Home

The deaths of five residents at the same nursing home within the space of two days are being investigated by police.

A man aged 74 and four women aged 81, 88, 90 and 91 died between last Sunday and Monday at Orchar Nursing Home in Broughty Ferry in Dundee.

Tayside Police said it was making inquiries into their deaths.

It has been reported that the funerals of three of the people have been halted to allow post-mortem examinations.

A police spokesman said officers were investigating the full set of circumstances surrounding the deaths and they would report to the procurator fiscal in due course.

He added that inquiries were at an early stage.

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