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Mother in UK poisons infant, mixes Tramadol painkiller in breast milk

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 8, 2016, 10:34 am IST
Updated May 8, 2016, 10:47 am IST
Consuming the drug without a proper prescription can be life-threatening, especially for newborns and toddlers.
Identified as Rose Jones, the accused admitted to charges of child cruelty and drug offence. (Representational Image)
 Identified as Rose Jones, the accused admitted to charges of child cruelty and drug offence. (Representational Image)

Plymouth, England: In a shocking incident, a mother has been accused of mixing a life threatening painkiller in her breast milk and feeding it to her baby daughter in UK.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the accused admitted to poisoning her one-year-old daughter with painkillers for nearly six months. But she has denied the charges of poisoning her other two-year-old child.

 

The incident took place in Keyham area in Plymouth city to the south coast of Devon county.

Identified as Rose Jones, the accused admitted to charges of child cruelty and drug offence.

A case has been registered against Jones and is being heard at the Plymouth Crown Court.

During the trial, Jones said that she had mixed the Class C Tramadol painkiller in her breast milk before feeding it to her toddler.

Tramadol is typically prescribed for treating moderate as well as severe pain. However, consuming the drug without a proper prescription can be life-threatening, especially for newborns and toddlers, according to a research.

 

Along with child cruelty, Jones also faces the charge of setting her house on fire. Earlier, she had said that her ex-partner had set the house ablaze, but later she admitted to the crime.

A repeat offender, Jones had previously been charged with two counts of fraud, where she had used someone else's card to withdraw cash from the ATM.

Currently, Jones has been detained and will be awarded punishment during the next hearing scheduled for May 19.

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