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A second health care assistant's being investigated at Broadgreen Hospital

A second man's investigated over 'incident' at Broadgreen Hospital Photo: ITV Granada

Merseyside police have confirmed a 27 year old man is being questioned following an incident at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool in June.

Police say there had been an allegation of assault against a patient by a health care assistant the previous day.

It's reported that incident involved a 79 year old female patient, the subject of an ongoing police investigation, who has now been transferred to a nursing home in the city.

A 27-year-old man has voluntarily attended a police station in relation to this matter and enquiries are ongoing.

“We are aware of an incident at Broadgreen Hospital and are investigating this. We reported the matter to Merseyside Police and are assisting them with their enquiries“.

– The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

This follows the arrest of a male health care assistant on suspicion of attempted murder after what's described as a 'serious incident' at the hospital in July.

Merseyside Police said officers were contacted by staff at Broadgreen Hospital on 22 July and an investigation is under way.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and released on conditional bail.

A hospital spokesman said there is "no suggestion" patients or their loved ones should be concerned over safety and they had taken 'appropriate action'.