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Hospital locked down lady ‘swallows poison’ with police ‘injured’

A hospital was plunged into lockdown after a girl swallowed poison within the early hours of this morning.

Police had been known as to the scene in Croydon, South London, the place it has been claimed two officers had been additionally uncovered to the substance.

It left Croydon University Hospital on lockdown whereas an investigation continued, however it was confirmed round seven hours after the chaotic scenes first started the the lockdown had been lifted.

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A Met Police spokesperson mentioned: “Police were called at 3.46am by London Ambulance Service to reports of a woman having ingested poison at an address in Thornton Heath. The woman was taken to a south London hospital by LAS where she was found to be in possession of a possible hazardous substance.



Two officers were exposed to the poison
Two officers had been uncovered to the poison

“Officers and London Fire Brigade [LFB] attended Mayday Hospital and safety cordons and closures were established while specialist officers examined the item and safety procedures were enacted. Ambulances and emergency vehicles are being given access to the hospital throughout the incident response.

“Two officers had been uncovered to the substance. They stay on the hospital beneath statement.”

As well as the hospital being locked down, London Road had also been cleared, with bus routes 60, 64, 109, 198, 250, and 289 put on diversion as a result. No confirmation as to what the woman swallowed or explanation as to how the officers were exposed to it has been given.

According to the Croydon Guardian, the incident official ended at 10.49am. The Daily Star has reached out to Met Police for an update on the condition of the woman and the two police officers caught up in the situation.

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