Westminster care home staff suspended as Met investigates abuse allegations

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Alarm raised about treatment of elderly residents of Garside House, which was outsourced

Police have launched a criminal investigation into abuse allegations at a nursing home in Westminster, which was outsourced to a private provider by the flagship Conservative council in a bid to save money.

Five staff at Garside House in Pimlico have been suspended and detectives from the Metropolitan police are investigating possible breaches of the Care Act after a whistleblower raised the alarm about the treatment of some of the 30 elderly residents in the home.

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