A woman has been charged with trying to murder two children by poisoning them, Sussex Police said today (Saturday 10 February).
She was remanded in custody at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning and is due to appear before a crown court judge next month.
The force 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 9 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 (GBH).
“She appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court today 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.”