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Birmingham Children's Hospital worker held on suspicion of poisoning child

 The hospital was supporting the family, a spokesperson said

A health worker has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life after a child died at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The 27-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday and has been suspended from her role at the hospital.

The child was being treated in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Police said the woman had been released while investigations continued and forensic tests were being examined.

A spokesperson for Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust said it was "supporting the infant's family at this distressing time and ask that privacy is respected during this process".