Police investigate neglect claims

Police are investigating a nursing home that has been forced to close in Milton Keynes.

The probe is focusing on claims of neglect and ill treatment at Five Acres Nursing Home in Simpson, the Milton Keynes Citizen reported.

A police spokesman said: “We began an investigation following allegations and a referral of wilful neglect and ill-treatment of a resident. Subsequently other potential victims have been brought to our attention.”

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The home was recently closed with its residents being relocated to other services.

Five Acres was rated ‘requires improvement’ by the CQC following an inspection in January.

The investigation, which is believed to have been launched two years ago, is focusing on alleged neglect that could have contributed to the death of at least one resident.

The police spokesman added: “Thames Valley Police has been working closely with its partner agencies to ensure residents are safeguarded and officers are continuing to keep the families of those involved updated.”

Milton Keynes recently abandoned plans to buy and run the home after its owners said it was no longer financially viable.

Five Acres, which could care for up to 32 people, housed 18 residents before its closure, 14 of whom were council funded with the remaining privately funded.

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