Woman ‘ingests poison’ as two police officers also rushed to hospital which is ordered into partial lockdown

PARTS of a hospital have been sealed off, following reports a woman had ingested poison.

A section of Croydon University Hospital, formerly the Mayday, in South London have been locked down in the wake of the incident,

Parts of Croydon University Hospital have been locked down


Parts of Croydon University Hospital have been locked downCredit: Alamy

Two Metropolitan Police officers have also reportedly been hospitalised after being exposed to the unidentified substance, the force has said.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 3.46am by London Ambulance Service to reports of a woman having ingested poison at an address in Thornton Heath.

“The woman was taken to a South London hospital by LAS where she was found to be in possession of a possible hazardous substance.

“Officers and London Fire Brigade [LFB] attended Mayday Hospital and safety cordons and closures were established while specialist officers examined the item and safety procedures were enacted. Ambulances and emergency vehicles are being given access to the hospital throughout the incident response.

“Two officers were exposed to the substance. They remain at the hospital under observation.”

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