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Ipswich care home closes after neglect arrests

A care home has closed after two people were arrested on suspicion of neglect.

A man and woman, both 55, were arrested at an address in Westerfield, near Ipswich, on Thursday.

Fairfields House, on Tuddenham Road in Ipswich, closed on Friday. Suffolk Police said it had been searched as part of the investigation.

A Care Quality Commission report, published in December, raised concerns over standards of care and management at the home.

The man and woman are due to answer police bail in May.

Suffolk County Council said all 10 residents had been rehomed and advice had been given to staff who have lost their jobs.