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Woman charged with attempted murder of two children in suspected poisoning attack

Jilumol George has been remanded into custody until her next court appearance on 8 March

Holly Evans
Saturday 10 February 2024 18:25 GMT
Two children were taken to hospital in a suspected poisoning in East Sussex
Two children were taken to hospital in a suspected poisoning in East Sussex (Google)

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after two children were victims of a suspected poisoning in East Sussex.

Emergency services were called to a house in Hunters Way in Uckfield at around 6.30am on Thursday, where the two children, aged nine and 13, and a woman, aged 38, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Following an investigation, Jilumol George, of Hunters Way, now faces attempted murder charges and two counts of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

She appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday was remanded in custody to appear at a crown court on 8 March. A force spokesperson said: “A woman has been charged with attempted murder following a suspected poisoning in Uckfield.

“Emergency services were called to an address in Hunters Way at 6.30am on Thursday (8 February).

“A 38-year-old woman and two children, aged nine and 13, were located inside the property and taken to hospital for treatment.

“Following inquiries, Jilumol George, 38, of Hunters Way, Uckfield, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

“She appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (10 February) and was remanded in custody to appear before a crown court to be fixed on Friday 8 March.”

Chief Inspector Mark Evans said: “I want to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and there will be an increased police presence in the area over the next few days, however, I am satisfied there is no wider risk to the public.”

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