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Question raised over neglected man's guardianship

Published onsdag 14 augusti 2013 kl 10.52

A 72-year-old autistic man who was locked in a windowless broom closet at an elderly home in Stockholm is reported to have shared a legal guardian with 60 other people.

The legal guardian is a businessman, 48, who earns over SEK 60,000 per year, according to newspaper Metro.

"We will contact the 72-year-old's legal guardian and demand an explanation. You are not supposed to have 60 to 70 clients," said Kennet Öhlund, head of the Public Trustee Office (Överförmyndarförvaltningen) in Stockholm.

Police have also launched an investigation into conditions at the Vårbacka Plaza home, which is run by healthcare company Aleris.

"If there are any shortcomings in patient safety, we will take immediate action," Aleris spokesman Jonas Lundqvist told Metro.

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