A 16-year-old girl has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged minor assault involving a resident at Muirhead Care Home in Alford.
Detective Inspector David Howieson said: “Whilst carrying out inquiries into reported concerns at Muirhead Care Home, an isolated alleged incident was brought to our attention dating back to June 17.
“A 16-year-old female has subsequently been charged in connection.”
He added: “We are continuing to work with our partners including the Care Inspectorate and Aberdeenshire Council in relation to wider concerns raised at the home which I know have attracted much public attention.
“These inquiries are very much ongoing and officers from the inquiry team are in the process of making contact with the residents of the home or their relatives or representatives.”