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Woman held on suspicion of assault in care home probe

A woman in her 40s has been arrested on suspicion of assault by detectives probing allegations of abuse of residents at an Essex care home.

The woman was held yesterday and has been released on bail until later this month pending further inquiries.

It follows an undercover Panorama investigation into alleged abuse which prompted seven sackings and a suspension at the Old Deanery Care Home at Bocking, near Braintree.

The programme showed an elderly woman with dementia being bullied and slapped by a worker.