Mum in poi­son­ing claim

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A NSW mother has been charged af­ter al­legedly poi­son­ing her child, leav­ing her in hos­pi­tal with life- threat­en­ing re­nal fail­ure.

Po­lice al­lege the nine- yearold girl was poi­soned in­tra­venously ear­lier this year and hos­pi­talised.

It was from then de­tec­tives be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing the girl’s history and dis­cov­ered she was also al­legedly ad­min­is­tered tablets that caused med­i­cal com­pli­ca­tions last year.

The child’s mother was ar­rested at a prop­erty in the NSW Hunter Re­gion yesterday.

The 42- year- old was charged with two of­fences, in­clud­ing us­ing poi­son to en­dan­ger life, and was granted bail to ap­pear in court next month.

Mean­while, the Child Abuse Squad is con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate her daugh­ter’s med­i­cal history.

The girl has been re­leased from hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing treated for life- threat­en­ing kid­ney fail­ure and other se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tions, po­lice say.

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