UK: At least 15 ill after suspected poisoning at jail


Six people are in hospital after a suspected food poisoning incident at Lewes Prison.

A further 10 or 11 people have been treated, with deliberately-contaminated food being considered as a possible cause. Of those in hospital three are prisoners. Another three casualties were described as “civilians”. According to the source, there was initial concern among paramedics that they had been poisoned by fentanyl or a synthetic opioid.

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Source: BBC News