A 27-year-old medic was arrested on suspicion of poisoning a sick child while in her care at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom.

The nurse was allegedly arrested hours after the death of the youngster in the intensive care unit (ICU). She is being charged on suspicion of poisoning a sick kid with intent to endanger life.

The nurse, whose identity was not revealed, has already been released from police custody. However, she has been suspended from her job as investigators continue to investigate the cause of the death of the child.

“We have arrested a 27-year-old woman in connection with the death of an infant,” police said in a statement. "The woman was arrested on Thursday evening at a property in the West Midlands area on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger life. She has been released while the investigation continues and the results of forensic tests are examined.”

As of this writing, no formal charges have been filed against the 27-year-old medic, the Sun reported.

The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the hospital which is run by the Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

“This has sent shockwaves through the trust. This is incredibly rare and disturbing,” an unnamed source stated. “It’s incredibly serious. The nurse has been suspended and this will now mean a major investigation.

Aside from the information given, other details on the incident remain limited. The identities and age of the child and the condition he or she was in have yet to be revealed by authorities.

“Following the death of an infant at our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, we have asked West Midlands Police to examine what has happened, in line with our own safeguarding policy,” the NHS trust said. “We are supporting the infant’s family at this distressing time and ask that privacy is respected in this process.”

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