Care home death inquiry begins

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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into the death of a 99-year-old woman in a care home, police have said.

The resident of Wellgreen House, Stirling, suffered burns injuries in a fire after lighting a cigarette in the home’s smoking room on Wednesday. She was taken to hospital but later died.

The home is run by Stirling Council and a spokeswoman for the local authority said: “Council health and safety staff, police and staff from the Health and Safety Executive have been ­involved to review all aspects of the incident.”

Police say the death is not suspicious. A report has been submitted to the procurator-fiscal.