A teenager has been charged after a woman in her 90s was allegedly assaulted at a north-east care home.
The incident happened at the Muirhead Care Home in Alford on June 17.
A 16-year-old girl has been charged in connection with a minor assault involving an elderly care home resident.
On Friday it emerged that the care home had been ordered to close after an inspection found ‘highly distressing conditions’.
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “Whilst carrying out inquiries into reported concerns at Muirhead Care Home, an isolated alleged incident was brought to our attention dating back to June 17, 2018.
“A 16-year-old female has subsequently been charged in connection.”
He added: “We are continuing to work with our partners including the Care Inspectorate and Aberdeenshire Council in relation to wider concerns raised at the home which I know have attracted much public attention.
“These inquiries are very much ongoing and officers from the inquiry team are in the process of making contact with the residents of the home or their relatives or representatives.”