16/02/2012 11:03 GMT

Nurses Suspended At Scunthorpe Hospital Following Claims Baby Was Restrained

Five nurses have been suspended from a hospital after an allegation a baby was restrained on a children's ward, it has been reported.

The alleged incident occurred in Disney Ward, in Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Police confirmed they were investigating the incident following a complaint. A spokesperson said: "Police can confirm that a complaint is being investigated following an incident at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

"This is currently in the very early stages and police are working closely with the NHS trust to fully establish the circumstances of the case."

The hospital trust's head of governance Wendy Booth said: "We can confirm an incident has occurred which the Trust is investigating. We are keeping the family fully informed. It would not therefore be appropriate to comment further at this stage."