A woman has been charged with attempted murder following a suspected poisoning.

Three people, including a 38-year-old woman and two children, were taken to hospital after emergency services were called to an address in Hunters Way in Uckfield around 6.30am on Thursday, February 8.

Following enquiries, Jilumol George, of Hunters Way, Uckfield, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

The 38-year-old appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court earlier today and was remanded in custody to appear before a crown court on March 8.

Chief Inspector Mark Evans said: “I want to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

“This is a fast moving investigation and there will be an increased police presence in the area over the next few days, however I am satisfied there is no wider risk to the public.”