Plant food poisoning

A mother has escaped jail after toddler drank plant food she used to grow cannabis at their Huddersfield home.

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Mother sentenced after son drinks cannabis plant food

A mother, whose 2 year old son died after drinking poisonous plant food used for growing cannabis, has been given a suspended jail sentence by a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Lauren Booth, 23, from Almondbury in Huddersfield had been convicted by a jury of wilfully neglecting her son Aaron. She was given a 12 month prison sentence suspended for two years.

Aaron died in hospital eleven days after drinking the liquid.The court had heard how Aaron had not been fed that that day and was probably extremely hungry and thirsty.The toddler may have mistaken the plant food for a fruit drink.

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