Six quizzed over Ivy Atkin death
Five people arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the death of a former resident at a care home have been bailed.
Ivy Atkin, 86, died on November 22 last year shortly after she had been moved following the closure of Autumn Grange care home in Sherwood Rise, Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire Police said on Tuesday night that two men, aged 56 and 64, and three women, aged 19, 20 and 28, were bailed pending further inquiries. Six others, three men aged 37, 44 and 77 and three women aged 25, 29 and 52, remain in police custody where they are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter as part of the inquiry.
Autumn Grange closed in November last year amid concerns about the treatment of residents.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: "An investigation into the standard of care provided to residents at Autumn Grange is also under way and police are working closely with partner agencies to establish if any criminal offences took place."
A total of 28 residents were moved out of the privately-owned home and moved to others in the area after "serious concerns" about the standard of care provided. A spokesman for Nottingham City Council said at the time they had been made aware of issues surrounding residents' wellbeing, but could not comment on what type of concerns because a police investigation was under way.
According to a page on the Care Quality Commission website, the residential facility in Herbert Road cared for elderly adults aged over 65. Specialisms included dementia and diagnostic and screening services.
Council care providers were put in place at Autumn Grange before owners told the council they would be closing the home.
Following its closure, Ian Curryer, Nottingham City Council's director of adult social services, said: "We can confirm that we have moved all of the former residents at Autumn Grange residential home in Sherwood to alternative homes. We took this action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those residents and in response to the owners of the home informing us at short notice that they intended to close the home.
"Due to serious concerns about the standard of care and the wellbeing of residents at the home, we suspended our contract with the private provider and put in a team of our own staff to manage the care of the residents."