Five arrests in Barnsley care home neglect investigation

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Five further arrests were made yesterday (Thursday 25 June) as part of an investigation in to suspected neglect in a Barnsley care home.

Five women, all from Barnsley, were arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of ill treatment or wilful neglect by a care worker. All five have now been released under investigation.

Senior Investigator, DCI Phil Etheridge said:

Yesterday’s activity brings our total number of arrests to seven. Two Barnsley women were initially detained and questioned on Monday (22 June), and have also been released under investigation.

DCI Phil Etheridge
  • If you do have any concerns about a relative in care, the Adult Social Care team in Barnsley have a dedicated phone number and email address for family members to contact: 01226 773300 / olderpeoplecare@Barnsley.gov.uk.