Manchester

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.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites