Second death probed at Elsie Inglis Nursing Home

Elsie Inglis Nursing Home Elsie Inglis Nursing Home in Abbeyhill has closed down

The death of a second elderly resident from a care home in Edinburgh is being investigated by police.

The 87-year-old man died within days of leaving the Elsie Inglis home in the city, which has since been shut down.

Officers have already sent a report to prosecutors after a 59-year-old woman died two weeks ago after being admitted to hospital from the home.

It prompted the intervention of the council, NHS Lothian and the relocation of all 70 residents to other homes.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said: "Lothian and Borders Police have submitted a report to the procurator fiscal in Edinburgh in relation to the death on 21 May 2011 of an 87-year-old man.

"There is an ongoing investigation in relation to the death and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

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