John Daniel Centre neglect probe police arrest three

John Daniel Centre About 80 people use the John Daniel Centre

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Three people have been arrested by police involved in an investigation at a day centre for people with learning disabilities in Cornwall.

The John Daniel Centre in Penzance caters for more than 80 people.

A 21-year-old man from St Ives, a 22-year-old woman from Helston and a 58-year-old man from Penzance were arrested on suspicion of causing wilful neglect, police said.

A number of staff were suspended at the centre last year.

The 21-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were released on police bail until June.

The 58-year-old man remains in police custody.

Devon and Cornwall Police said their inquiries were continuing.

Cornwall Council said the arrests followed concerns about practices at the centre which were first raised in November. Several members of staff were suspended.

The council said management would start their own investigation in conjunction with an "independent person".

It added that it was referring the matter to the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board to consider a serious case review, and that it was "taking steps to return some stability to the centre".

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