Adrian Keeling QC and Matthew Brook Prosecutes Care Home Poisoning Case

Thu, 02 Jun 2016

A woman who used bleach to poison colleagues at a care home has been given a life sentence

It was heard that Melissa Swift attempted to murder three colleagues at Goldfield Court in West Bromwich in July 2014 by adding bottles of bleach to water jugs in a fridge.

Swift, from West Bromwich, was arrested in August 2014 after the police had been informed that several people from the West Bromwich home has been taken ill with food poisoning type symptoms.

At Birmingham Crown Court Swift was handed a life sentence on May 27 2016, and will serve a minimum of eight years.

This article was reported by the Birmingham Mail, BBC News and Daily Mail.

Adrian Keeling QC and Matthew Brook prosecuted in this case. Both Adrian and Matthew are part of the Criminal Law Group at No5 Chambers. Click here to view Adrian Keeling QC’s Criminal Law profile, and here for Matthew Brook's.

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