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UPDATE: Sixth woman arrested in Bromley care home abuse probe

PUBLISHED: 09:54 28 December 2016 | UPDATED: 09:54 28 December 2016

Rosecroft residential home on Plaistow Lane

Rosecroft residential home on Plaistow Lane

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Officers are now dealing with assault allegations involving several victims

Police investigating allegations of abuse at a Bromley care home have arrested a sixth person.

Officers from Bromley Community Safety Unit are now dealing with assault allegations involving several victims aged from their mid-70s to mid-90s at Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane.

The assault allegation was made on November 23 and relates to an incident that took place in 2016.

Four women were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) on December 8, and a fifth woman was arrested on December 14, also on suspicion of GBH.

On December 19, a sixth person was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

All six women, whose ages range from late 20s to mid 50s, were bailed pending further enquires to dates in early February 2017.

Police are appealing for anyone who feels they may have information that could assist the investigation, including former staff members and relatives of those at the care home, to contact them as soon as possible.

Detective constable Vicki Thomson said: “A number of enquiries have been carried out since we received the allegations. Although the incidents we are investigating are alleged to have taken place this 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.”

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 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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