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Investigation underway after Suffolk care home resident dies a week after walking stick assault

May Miller suffered a bleed to the head Credit: ITV Anglia

An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman in her 90s who's died a week after being assaulted with a walking stick at a care home in Suffolk.

May Miller suffered a bleed to the head at Beech House residential home in Halesworth on 9 February. She was taken to hospital but died a week later.

It's believed the attacker was another resident at the care home.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained.

Officers were called to the care home in Halesworth on 9 February Credit: ITV Anglia

A spokeswoman for the Care Quality Commission said it was "aware of an incident" at Beech House but could not comment further because of the police investigation.

The Partnership in Care, which runs Beech House, said it's shocked by this tragedy.

In a statement they said: “We are all extremely saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our heartfelt sympathy goes to all those affected.

"The safety of everyone within our home is of paramount importance to us and we would like to offer our reassurances to staff, residents and their families that we are fully supportive of the ongoing investigation.

"As a result of this investigation we are unable to make any further comments about any aspect relating to the incident".

An investigation into Mrs Miller's death has been launched by Suffolk Police.

A spokesperson for the care home said the safety of everyone in the home is of paramount importance Credit: ITV Anglia