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Man cleared of soup poisoning

A kitchen porter at a top public school was acquitted today of attempting to poison the pupils' soup.

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A trainee chef at a leading public school recalled her surprise yesterday at seeing a kitchen aide allegedly try and poison the pupils' carrot and coriander soup.

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