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No further action in saline tampering investigation

Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary Credit: ITV Border

Police say an investigation into alleged saline bag tampering at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary has concluded.

A woman, from Wigton, who was arrested in connection with the investigation, will face no further action.

The decision was made by the Crown Prosecution Service following a police investigation.

Police said North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust worked closely with officers throughout the investigation, which started in January 2017.


Peebles hospital closed to admissions

The hospital is closed to admissions. Credit: PA

A hospital in Peebles has been closed to admissions, due to a number of patients experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.

NHS Borders says the measure at Hay Lodge Hospital is a precaution, and that routine visits are strongly discouraged.

Relatives and carers are asked to carefully consider their visits, and the general advice is to stay away from any hospital ward if you or anyone in your family has experienced symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting in the past 48 hours.

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