Home under police investigation to close its doors

A home under police investigation for the alleged neglect of its residents is to be closed down.

The announcement by Latimer Grange in Burton Latimer came after Northamptonshire County Council said it was terminating its contract with the service last week (see Residents removed from care home under police investigation).

Latimer Grange’s owner Anthony Lampitt told the BBC the decision to close the home was “sad and distressing”.

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An 82-year-old man and two women, aged 51 and 66, have been arrested by Northampton Police on suspicion of neglect. A police investigation was launched following a BCC investigation into the service.

A Northamptonshire County Council spokesman said: “The police investigation into safeguarding issues at Latimer Grange care home is still ongoing. However, due to ongoing concerns in relation to the management of the home and the home’s inability to meet the needs of residents without significant input from the council, we have taken the decision to end the council’s contract with the Latimer Grange.

“The Care Quality Commission have been informed of this decision and are fully supportive of the decision taken by the council.

“We have now relocated all residents to suitable, alternative accommodation.”

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