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Woman arrested after saline bags tampered with at Cumbria hospital

[P]olice have this morning (14th July) arrested a woman in connection with an investigation into saline bags that were tampered with at the Cumberland Infirmary.

A 24-year-old woman, from Wigton, has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and appearing to contaminate goods.

The saline solution bags in question were found by hospital staff on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

Police will continue to work closely with the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust as enquiries continue into this investigation.

A spokesperson for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The Trust has been working closely with the police since January 2017 when a small number of saline bags appeared to have been tampered with at the Cumberland Infirmary.

“The Trust can confirm that a member of staff has been arrested in connection with the incident and we continue to support Cumbria Police with their investigation.

“It is important for the Trust to reiterate that there has been no patient harm or adverse effects related to this incident.”

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