Women behind abuse allegations at Rosecroft Residential Home in Bromley have been rebailed

PUBLISHED: 10:29 03 April 2017

Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane, Bromley

Rosecroft Residential Home in Plaistow Lane, Bromley


The assault allegedly took place last year

Six women have been rebailed following allegations of abuse on people in their 90s at a Bromley care home.

Police are investigating a number of allegations that elderly residents at Rosecroft Residential Home were assaulted, and are now appealing for former employees from as far back as 2007 to come forward.

The first allegation came on November 23 last year. A month later, six women had been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

All six women, whose ages range from late 20s to mid 50s, have been re-bailed pending further enquiries to dates in June.

Since the investigation began, assault allegations on residents aged from their mid-70s to mid-90s at the care home are now being dealt with by Bromley Community Safety Unit.

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

Det const 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.

The care home on Plaistow Lane was branded ‘inadequate’ by CQC inspectors, who turned up announced in reaction to the allegations.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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