A CARE worker at Larkfield View nursing home has been charged with an alleged sexual offence against former colleagues.

Police have confirmed that a 59-year-old man was arrested and charged.

Bosses at the home in Burns Road said that incident happened while the man was working at the home for another care provider before being taken on as a staff member at Larkfield View.

The incident didn't come to light until after the man had been transferred.

He has now been suspended.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Following a police investigation we can confirm that on Friday 18th January a 59-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with an alleged sexual offence."

Care home bosses say the man passed all pre-employment checks and references prior to joining the staff team.

A spokeswoman said: “We are aware that a member of Larkfield View staff has been charged by police due to allegations of verbal sexual harassment against former colleagues.

"The alleged incident occurred while the individual in question was working for another care provider, and there is no indication any Larkfield View staff or residents have been affected.

"We can also confirm the individual in question successfully passed all appropriate pre-employment checks and references prior to joining our staff team.

“Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of residents and staff and we have a zero-tolerance approach to harassment of any kind.

"As such, we have suspended the individual pending the results of the police inquiry.

It would be inappropriate to comment further while this investigation is ongoing”.