Council staff are "working round-the-clock" to find places for 19 residents who need rehoming after a care home under investigation for neglect announced it will shut on Sunday.

Northamptonshire County Council terminated its contract with Latimer Grange care home earlier this week.

Three people are currently on bail having been arrested last year.

Owner Anthony Lampitt called the decision to close the home "sad and distressing".

Rhona McKinley, whose concerns about Latimer Grange prompted a BBC investigation into Latimer Grange, said she felt "a massive sense of relief".

Northamptonshire Police are investigating allegations of neglect at the home in Burton Latimer, including criminal offences against current and past residents.

An 82-year-old man, a 51-year-old woman and a 66-year-old woman remain on conditional pre-charge bail.

The BBC has learned the arrested man is the owner of the care home, Mr Lampitt.

Following the initial BBC investigation, the county council decided not to place any more residents at Latimer Grange.

This week the authority ended its contract with the home.

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