Sidmouth: Police confirm two more deaths in connection with Covid outbreak at care home

Police have confirmed two further deaths in connection with an outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sidmouth care home.

A total of 11 deaths have been reported at Holmesley Care Home, in Fortescue Road near Sidford, since February 25 – with all the fatalities believed to be coronavirus-related and linked to the outbreak.

A 57-year-old woman from Sidmouth and a 30-year-old man from Exeter, arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

Police said no further arrests were currently planned in relation to the ongoing enquiry.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Two further deaths have been confirmed in connection with an outbreak of Covid-19 at a Sidmouth care home.

“Eleven deaths have now been reported at Holmesley Care Home in Sidford since February 25, which are all believed to be related to the outbreak.

“Police continue to have specialist officers communicating with the families of the deceased residents.

“A 57-year-old woman from Sidmouth and a 30-year-old man from Exeter, arrested on suspicion of wilful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

“No other arrests are currently planned by police in relation to the ongoing enquiry.”

Devon and Cornwall Police is leading the investigation in partnership ‘with a multi-agency safeguarding response in order to maintain safeguarding of those residents in the home’.

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