Porter charged with attempted poisoning

A kitchen porter has been charged with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

Man charged with school soup poison bid

A kitchen porter was charged today with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

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Man held on suspicion of poisoning soup at Stowe public school

Was it the porter, in the kitchen, with the ladle? This is the question puzzling police investigating the poisoning of a batch of carrot and coriander soup that was due to be fed to 760 pupils at a £27,000-a-year public school.

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Shocking news reaches us from the kitchens of Stowe School: carrot and coriander soup was on the menu. What on earth has happened to the standard of dinners in our public schools? Wasn't the British Empire built on a generation of young men force fed nothing more palatable than gruel and gristle? No wonder we appear to be in a condition of national decline when pupils are being served such decadent cuisine. What next? Caviar? Bread rolls? Cutlery?

Man held over 'soup poisoning plot' at Stowe school

Police investigating a kitchen porter accused of poisoning soup at a top public school said today there was no apparent grudge or grievance that would suggest a motive for the act.

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