Met detective faces jail over screen wash poisoning

A child abuse detective who poisoned a colleague by spiking an energy drink with car screen wash is facing jail.

Gary Quigley, 46, admitted lacing the drink and placing it in a fridge in a police office in Stratford, east London, on 31 January last year.

Southwark Crown Court heard a man who drank from the bottle was taken to hospital and discharged later.

Quigley is to be sentenced for administering a noxious substance with intent on 7 May.

Chief Supt Alaric Bonthron, of the Directorate of Professional Standards, said the consequences could have been "very serious".

Quigley, a detective constable in the Met's Child Abuse Investigation Command, is on restricted duties at work, Scotland Yard said.

His position within the Met will now be considered, Mr Quigley said.

Quigley had been due to go on trial on Tuesday but changed his plea to guilty.

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