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Woman and Two Children Hospitalised After Suspected Poisoning in Uckfield

A distressing incident unfolded in Uckfield, East Sussex, as a woman and two children were rushed to the hospital following an alleged poisoning at their home. The emergency services were alerted and swiftly responded to a call from Hunters Way on Thursday, where they found the 38-year-old woman alongside a nine-year-old and a 13-year-old in need of urgent medical attention.

The trio was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where they are currently receiving treatment. According to the latest updates, all three victims are in stable condition, fighting to recover from the alarming situation.

In the aftermath of the incident, Sussex Police have taken a woman into custody on suspicion of administering a noxious substance with intent to cause injury. This development suggests a deliberate act, prompting a thorough investigation by the authorities.

The police have assured the public that this is an isolated case, emphasizing that there is no ongoing threat to the community at large. Despite this reassurance, residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area as officers continue their investigation to uncover the circumstances leading to this serious incident.

This unsettling occurrence has left the Uckfield community in shock, prompting discussions about safety and well-being in domestic environments. As the investigation progresses, more details are expected to emerge, shedding light on the motive and events leading up to the hospitalization of the woman and two children.

Anyone with information related to the incident or who witnessed unusual activity in Hunters Way is encouraged to reach out to Sussex Police, contributing to the ongoing inquiry into this matter.

Dan Manvell, a council member for the northern district of the town, expressed his concerns stating, “Such events are rare in Uckfield. We’re accustomed to minor antisocial activities, making this incident particularly alarming. Although it seems to be a one-off occurrence, it’s undoubtedly distressing for the family involved. I wish them a swift recovery.”

Rob Birchmore, 51, who runs a flooring business on Hunters Way, shared with The Independent that he learned of the event through a Facebook update from the local police. He explained, “The news was quite unsettling. I immediately made sure my family was safe. We’ve experienced minor thefts here but nothing of this magnitude. Given the mix of young families and senior citizens in the area, the police must engage with the community and provide reassurance, as such incidents are far from the norm and have raised concerns regarding safety.

On Facebook, expressions of concern and well-wishes flooded in. Lucy Hawkes commented, “Those poor children, I hope they recover quickly.” Val Frost added, “Wishing everyone involved a speedy recovery. It’s shocking to see something like this happen so close to home.”

The South East Coast Ambulance Service has stated that they do not disclose information regarding responses to private residences.

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