Essex County Council removed all of its residents from seven care homes in the past five years because of safety and welfare concerns, it has emerged.

Reasons including patient neglect and the condition of buildings meant the homes were forced to shut. Four no longer exist.

All residents were effectively re-housed elsewhere, the council said.

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