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Woman held over hospital tampering

By Eleanor Barlow

A woman has been arrested as part of an investigation into saline bags being tampered with at a hospital.

Cumbria Police said the 24-year-old, from Wigton, had been held on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and appearing to contaminate goods.

The woman is a member of staff at the hospital.

The force has been investigating after saline bags which appeared to have been tampered with were discovered by a member of staff at Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle in January.

A police spokesman said: "Police will continue to work closely with the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust as inquiries continue into this investigation."

Security measures were stepped up at the hospital following the discovery and a spokesman for North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust said there were no indications that any patients had been adversely affected.

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