An 11-month-old baby boy is recovering after a stranger at a McDonalds in south east London, England gave the baby a bottle which police believe was laced with the harsh chemical bleach.
The baby was with his grandmother when the incident took place earlier today, around lunchtime on Thursday. The baby’s grandmother said that a woman, who appeared to be in her 50s, must have handed the baby the bottle and then fled. The baby took a drink and reportedly vomited immediately.
It is not clear where the grandmother was at the time the baby was given the bottle.
The bottle has been recovered and sent to labs for testing. Police want to find out what other substances were put in the bottle.
The Scotland Yard tweeted a warning today, warning parents to be on the lookout for a woman who was reportedly handing babies bottles with bleach in them. The tweet read, “WARNING ! Last 1/2 hr. #Eltham High St. White female in 50’s giving children in pushchairs bottles containing believed bleach.”
Police are now analyzing surveillance video. The McDonalds was closed temporarily while police gathered evidence.