Devon

Protection order for boy found 'poisoned' in Devon

A boy taken to hospital in Devon suffering from suspected poisoning symptoms has been made the subject of a child protection order, police say.

The 12-year-old was taken to Torbay Hospital for treatment after falling ill while holidaying in the county over Christmas with his mother.

He was now in the care of his father and stepmother in Bedfordshire, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

His mother was arrested on suspicion of poisoning and released on police bail.

She was bailed until 1 March.

Police were alerted by social services staff based at the hospital.

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