Police have launched an investigation following reports of an assault at a care home.

The incident is alleged to have happened at the Riverside View home in Darlington, which says the safety and wellbeing of residents is its priority.

The Northern Echo understands the investigtion relates to an allegation that a resident was assaulted.

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Officers have now launched an investigation into the incident and are liaising with authorities.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Riverside View care home in DarlingtonRiverside View care home in Darlington (Image: DANIEL HORDON)

No arrests have been made.

A spokesperson for the home, which is owned by Marton Care in Darlington said: “We are unable to comment on the allegation being made at this stage. We will work with the appropriate authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents remains our key focus.”

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A Care Quality Commission inspection of the home in February rated the home, which had 55 residents at the time, as good in all areas, an improvement on an October 2021 inspection which rated the service as requiring improvement.

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A report published following the inspection said residents were “kept safe” at the home and that “robust safeguarding policies and procedures were in place”.

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Durham Constabulary told the Echo: “We are currently investigating reports of assault at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington.

“This is ongoing, and officers are liaising with the relevant authorities.

“No arrests have been made.”