Hospital worker arrested for murder, rape and sex assaults is released on bail 

A hospital worker who was arrested on suspicion of murder, rape and sexual assault as part of investigations related to Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been bailed. 

Police were made aware of allegations of mistreatment and neglect on the stroke unit in November 2018. 

As part of the investigation several post-mortems were conducted, including that of stroke patient Valerie Kneale, 75, from Blackpool, who died from a haemorrhage caused by a non-medical related internal injury.

Following this a separate murder investigation was launched by Lancashire Police.

Stroke patient Valerie Kneale, 75, (pictured), died from a haemorrhage caused by a non-medical related internal injury

Stroke patient Valerie Kneale, 75, (pictured), died from a haemorrhage caused by a non-medical related internal injury

Stroke patient Valerie Kneale, 75, (pictured), died from a haemorrhage caused by a non-medical related internal injury

The worker - who has not been named - was arrested on suspicion of murder, rape and sexual assault and has now been bailed. Picture: File image

The worker - who has not been named - was arrested on suspicion of murder, rape and sexual assault and has now been bailed. Picture: File image

The worker – who has not been named – was arrested on suspicion of murder, rape and sexual assault and has now been bailed. Picture: File image

During the inquiry, information relating to other allegations of serious sexual assaults against two patients were received as well as the sexual assault of a health care professional working on the stroke unit.   

Following enquiries, a healthcare professional was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of murder, two offences of rape and one offence of sexual assault.

He has now been bailed to March 31.

The worker has also been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the force confirmed.

The arrest is not linked to the ongoing investigation into allegations of poisoning and neglect, according to the police.

Det Ch Insp Jill Johnston, of Lancashire Police, said: ‘A man has been arrested and bailed in connection with a number of serious offences.

The worker faced accusations of serious sexual assaults against at least two patients and one healthcare professional working in the stroke unit. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

The worker faced accusations of serious sexual assaults against at least two patients and one healthcare professional working in the stroke unit. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

The worker faced accusations of serious sexual assaults against at least two patients and one healthcare professional working in the stroke unit. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

‘We understand this will cause some significant concern in the community but please be reassured we have a dedicated team of officers conducting a number of enquiries.

‘These are complicated and sensitive allegations which we are committed to investigating thoroughly.

‘We are offering support to those involved and they are being updated throughout the process by trained officers.

‘Our priority and the priority of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to ensure the safety of patients.

Lancashire Police confirmed the worker has also been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Lancashire Police confirmed the worker has also been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Lancashire Police confirmed the worker has also been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Pictured: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

‘We are working closely with the Trust as well as HM Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde as part of the investigation.

‘If you have any information or have worked on the stroke unit and can assist with our enquiries, please come forward and speak to police immediately.’

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0942 of March 3 or report it via the major incident portal.

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Link hienalouca.com

Advertising:

Tips to Find Low Priced Luxury Holiday Package Deals Fast

For most families, it has already been a common practice to spend the Holiday season in a foreign location. This is caused by the aviation market changes which have given a lot of benefits for people who travel a lot. Airfares going to different tourist destinations are becoming more inexpensive. What does this mean? If there is a perfect time to purchase luxury holiday package deals, now it the right time! Based on the market trend nowadays, you can save both money and time when you go for a luxury holiday. There are countless offers that combine travel and accommodation in one package which is a lot cheaper than getting separate deals. Aside from that, it is also risky to individually book the services that you need for the vacation. You might end up missing out on some important details of the trip. Unlike when you take advantage of luxury holiday package deals, you can be sure that everything is organized meticulously and according to what you really need. Nonetheless, you would still need to carefully select the package that would fit your needs. Review the following tips in getting packages that are reasonably priced. · Normally, luxury tour packages include accommodation, flight travel and transportation to individual tourist destinations. It would be best to choose the complete package so you won’t have to worry about other vacation elements. In addition to that, these are the packages that have the biggest discounts. · You can get big mark down prices, if you will purchase more packages. It is not a bad idea to share the wonderful moment with your loved ones. By doing so, you would not only enjoy, you will also save more money. You can even use your savings for other activities on your vacation. · It would be best to know how much you are willing to pay for the luxury tour packages. You can already work around your budget. You have to stick to your budget. If not, you might end up spending a lot and you will be left with less money for your vacation. · Prices may vary depending on the destination of the tour. You can do a research about places that are attractive yet inexpensive. There are thousands of destinations and you just have to choose wisely. · There are packages that include recreational activities. This means that you are paying for all the activities when you purchase these packages. The right thing to do is to make sure that the activities that are included would be the ones that you really enjoy. There is no sense in paying for activities that will not really make your vacation memorable. If you are going with friends, you should also consider their preferences so that you can be sure that everyone will enjoy the trip. There are other ways on how you can be sure that you are getting the best deal for your luxury holiday vacation. No matter how you choose to do it, you have to get adequate information about the packages. This will help you determine whether it is worth the price.

(Total views: 2 Time, 1 visits per day)

Leave a Reply