'Intruder' arrested after elderly woman beaten and sexually assaulted at her care home in sick New Year's Day attack | The Sun

AN alleged intruder has been arrested after an elderly woman was reportedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her care home.

Cops were called to the home in Shaw, Oldham, just before 3am and the woman was rushed to hospital.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene and has been taken to custody for further questioning. 

Superintendent Phillip Hutchinson of GMP's Oldham district said: "Specialist officers are currently supporting the victim and her loved ones at what is undoubtedly a difficult and distressing time, and they are assisting with our investigation.

"We understand the effect this will have on residents, families, and staff at the care home and the wider community.

"We have deployed a number of uniformed officers and specialist officers to scene and the local area to ensure this incident is investigated thoroughly and provide reassurance to the residents, their loved ones, and the local community.

"Alongside our criminal investigation, we are working with Oldham Council and partner agencies to ensure the safeguarding and security of residents."

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