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Alleged care home sex attack investigated in Argyll

Auchinlee care home Image copyright Google
Image caption Police are investigating the incident at Auchinlee care home

An 82-year-old man has been reported to prosecutors after a 76-year-old woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a care home in Argyll.

Police were called to Auchinlee care home in Campbeltown on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said the man had been reported to the procurator fiscal over "alleged sexual offences".

The Care Inspectorate, which regulates the care home sector, said it was working with the police and monitoring the situation closely.

'Serious incident'

A spokesman for the inspectorate said: "We have been notified of an allegation of a serious incident at this service and are working closely with colleagues at Police Scotland and other partners.

"We are being kept fully informed and are monitoring this care home closely.

"The safety and well-being of anyone who accesses care is always our first priority."

The spokesman added: "Anyone with a concern about a care service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527.

"We take all issues raised with us very seriously and we use that intelligence to help us plan and support our inspections."

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "We can confirm that on Tuesday 26 January police received a report of a 76-year-old woman having been allegedly sexually assaulted in Campbeltown.

"An 82-year-old man is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with the alleged sexual offences."

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