Three charged following investigation into care at a Penrith nursing home

Three people in their early 20s have been charged in connection with incidents at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith.

William Bowman, aged 21 from Bowscar, Penrith has been charged with ten counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.

Chevonne Benson, aged 22 from Roman Road, Penrith has been charged with seven counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.Claire Strong, aged 20 from Clifton, Penrith has been charged with three counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.

This follows an investigation into safeguarding issues that were brought to the attention of Cumbria Police.

All three were charged on Friday 24th January 2014. They will appear in Carlisle Magistrates Court on Friday 7th February 2014.

"The investigation has been conducted with support of Adult Social Care Team and the Beacon Edge Care Home who have been proactive in safeguarding the residents. The priority throughout the investigation has been the support and care of the residents within the home."

– Cumbria Police spokesperson

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