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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 June 2006, 09:30 GMT 10:30 UK
Assault allegations at care home
Elderly person and carer
The home is privately run and has 60 rooms for elderly people
Police are investigating allegations that a number of elderly residents at a care home in Kirkcaldy have been assaulted.

The inquiry centres on the Chapel Level home which caters for elderly people who are physically frail or suffer from dementia.

A spokesman for the home said an internal investigation concerning a member of staff was also under way.

Fife Constabulary said a report would be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Chapel Level, which is run privately by Southern Cross Health Care, has 60 rooms and is just over 10 years old.

The spokesman said: "An internal investigation concerning an individual member of staff is under way, along with a police investigation, and therefore we cannot comment further at this time."

A Care Commission spokesman said: "We are aware of allegations of abuse of residents at Chapel Level Care Home in Kirkcaldy. This is the subject of a police investigation.

"We are satisfied the home has taken the appropriate action to date and we will be kept informed of any further developments."


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