Police investigate Prestwich teacher's 'poisoned' drink

Police are investigating whether a teacher's drink was deliberately poisoned at a school in Prestwich.

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital from St Monica's Roman Catholic High School on 20 June at 14:37 BST.

He was suffering from the effects of drinking whiteboard cleaner and was taken to Hope Hospital, a North West Ambulance Service spokesman said.

Head teacher Frank McCarron said the incident was "currently being investigated".

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "We received a report of a man feeling unwell at St Monica's High School in Prestwich. Inquiries are ongoing."

The teacher, who had complained of a burning sensation in his throat, was discharged from hospital the same day and is believed to have returned to work, police said.

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