Woman held over bleach probe

A woman from south-east London who gave the baby of a complete stranger a feeding bottle containing bleach has been given a hospital order.

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Woman held in 'bleach' bottle probe

A woman has been arrested after an 11-month-old boy was given a bottle feared to contain bleach as he sat in a fast food restaurant. The toddler swallowed some of the contents and immediately vomited, Scotland Yard said. He was taken to hospital for observation and his condition is stable.

The toddler was with his mother and grandmother in McDonald's, Eltham High Street, south-east London, when the incident occurred at around 12.40pm on Thursday. Detectives arrested a 53-year-old woman in Deptford. She was being questioned at a south London police station.

Officers have recovered the bottle and tests are being carried out to find out what it contained.

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