Woman Arrested After Elderly People 'Poisoned'

A woman has been arrested for "administering a noxious substance" after 16 people fell ill at a care home, police have said. The 23-year-old was held after a number of people at Goldfield Court in West Bromwich were taken ill with what police described as food poisoning symptoms. Four of the people were taken to hospital for treatment, with two being kept in overnight. The woman was arrested on Monday and is now at a secure unit after she was released on bail while investigations continue, a force spokeswoman said.West Midlands Police spokeswoman Keiley Gartland said: "Further tests and enquires are underway to determine the exact nature and cause of the illness."An individual has been arrested and is currently assisting the police with their enquires.