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Bail extended for six staff who allegedly abused residents at a Bromley care home

PUBLISHED: 12:51 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:51 27 June 2017

Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane, Bromley

Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane, Bromley

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Police say they are continuing to investigate

Six women alleged to have assaulted elderly residents at a Bromley care home have had their bail extended for a second time.

Officers made the arrests in December after receiving a number of reports that residents as old as 95 were being attacked at Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane, which cared for up to 13 residents at the start of the year.

The attacks at the care home, which is now thought to have closed after being slammed by care inspectors, date back as far as 2007.

All of the women, whose ages range from late 20s to mid 50s, were originally bailed until March, having been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

When March came, police rebailed them until dates in June.

Now all of the sextet have had their bail extended until August.

Met Police confirmed their investigation is still ongoing, with officers still appealing for witnesses.

Det const Vicki Thomson said: “Although the incidents we are investigating are alleged to have taken place last year, I am keen to hear from former employees of the care home including agency staff who were employed as far back as 2007.

“It is of paramount importance that people do come forward. You may have witnessed something that could assist us with our investigation, the information you hold - no matter how small - could be vital.”

Since Bromley Community Safety Unit began investigating claims, the Care and Quality Commission sent in its inspectors to review the home.

The damning inspection report found the home did not carry out proper checks when hiring staff to make sure they “were suitable to be employed in social care”.

No comment has been offered by the care home, or its company. CNV Care Limited.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call officers on 07900 137 612 or 101 and ask to be put through to the Community Safety Unit at Bromley Police Station.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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