WWII heroine, 95, left with broken neck after brutal attack in care home

Police probing an alleged attack on a World War Two Navy heroine at her care home are now investigating suspected assaults on two other residents.

Officers were called after 95-year-old Vera Harman from Hertfordshire was found to have suffered a skull fracture and a broken bone in her neck.

Mrs Harman had originally been taken to hospital after suffering a 7cm long, 1.5cm deep cut on her leg.

Her granddaughter Georgie Lamb, 50, was first told her grandmother had just had a fall.

However, police were called in when Mrs Harman, who served as a Wren to support the Royal Navy reportedly asked what would happen to those ‘who attacked me.’

Miss Lamb said she has spoken to the families of five other pensioners at Croxley House in Croxley Green, near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

She said: ‘I referred them to the police. ‘I couldn’t listen anymore.’

Hertfordshire Police has now extended its investigation which has been running for a month.

A force spokesman said: ‘An investigation has been launched by the Constabulary’s Safeguarding Adults From Abuse unit, following an allegation of assault against a woman aged in her 90s, at an address in Croxley Green.

‘Enquiries are continuing and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

But he added: ‘I can confirm that we are carrying out enquiries into two further allegations of assault at the property in Croxley Green.’

Police were called in when Mrs Harman - who served as a Wren to support the Royal Navy reportedly asked what would happen to those 'who attacked me.' Mrs Harman was found to have a broken bone in her neck.

Mrs Harman has been a resident at the car home for 12 years.

The alleged attack is said to have taken place between February 13 and April 24.

Miss Lamb is seeking for her grandmother to be moved to a care home closer to her home in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

She added: ‘Nan is in a dreadful state. She looks dreadful. Has no clue what’s going on and it’s really upsetting.’

Mrs Harman, served as a Wren to support the Royal Navy, (pictured above)

A Croxley House spokesman said: ‘We take all safeguarding allegations seriously and have rigorous processes in place to deal with them.

‘We are co-operating fully with the independent investigation and, while the enquiries are continuing, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

‘We wish Mrs Harman a continued smooth recovery,’ they added.

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