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Woman arrested following New Year’s Eve care home stabbing

2015 General Election – Crime And Policing

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm following a stabbing that took place at a care home on New Year’s Eve.

The incident took place at the care home on Swan Lane in Wickford, Essex Police have revealed.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 31 December with reports that a man had been injured at a care home on Swan Lane in Wickford.

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“Officers and paramedics arrived and a man in his 40s was taken to hospital with a stab wound to his back. His injuries are not considered to be life-changing.”

A 68-year-old woman from Wickford was arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm and has been released on bail until Friday, January 24.

An Essex County Council spokesperson said:  “We are aware of the incident that occurred at a care home in Wickford on New Year’s Eve and are liaising with Essex police and the care home while investigations continue.

“The safety and wellbeing of residents is our primary concern and if required our staff will offer residents and families support and guidance.”

 

 

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