Orchid View update: Woman bailed
A 44-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence has been bailed pending further enquiries.
The woman was arrested yesterday (Tuesday October 2) by detectives investigating neglect at Orchid View care home, Copthorne. She has been bailed until November 30, pending further enquiries.
A Sussex Police investigation was launched last year examining neglect at the care home. The care home has since closed and reopened under a new name and new management.
The arrest relates to the death of Jean Halfpenny in May 2010 who was a resident at the care home.
On September 11, a 28-year-old man was arrested at HMP Dartmoor, where he resides on unrelated matters. He was released back to HMP Dartmoor pending further enquiries.
In September and October 2011, police arrested three people in relation to this investigation on suspicion of ill-treatment and neglect contrary to the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
A 41-year-old woman from Crawley and a 55-year-old woman from South Godstone have been bailed until November 10 pending further enquiries.
A 49-year-old man from Burgess Hill has been bailed until November 1 pending further enquiries.
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