Police are routinely being called to restrain dementia patients in care homes because poorly trained staff cannot cope, it emerged last night.

The ‘deeply concerning’ trend is the knock-on effect of a lack of investment in care staff training and the increasing use of agency staff, charities say.

At least one force has sent officers to attend a residential home armed with Tasers and riot gear – but did not have to use them after negotiating with the patient.

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