Care home death ar­rest

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A WOMAN has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of man­slaugh­ter by gross neg­li­gence by po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of an 89-year-old care home res­i­dent.

The 44-year-old sus­pect, from Tun­bridge Wells, Kent, was held by de­tec­tives ex­am­in­ing sus­pected ne­glect at Orchid View care home in Copthorne, West Sus­sex.

The ar­rest re­lates to the death in May 2010 of Jean Half­penny who was a res­i­dent at the home.

The woman, who was ar­rested on Tues­day morn­ing, is in po­lice cus­tody at an undis­closed lo­ca­tion.

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