Man charged over Hoxton pub poisoning
A man is due to appear in court this week accused of poisoning one adult and two young children at the Red Lion Pub in Hoxton Square.
Hackney police were called to an east London hospital on October 10 following the �admission of two children suspected to have ingested drugs contained in food consumed at the pub, according to local reports.
They were released from hospital but management at the pub closed the venue.
Neil Irons, 32, of Haberdasher Street, Hoxton, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday December 23 charged with three counts of poisoning.
A spokeswoman for the pub said: “The owners of the Red Lion were extremely shocked and concerned to hear about the incident, and dealt with the matter as quickly as possible by shutting down the venue down straight away, and carrying out an internal and external investigation.”
You may also want to watch:
The pub and restaurant have now reopened.
- 1 London's emergency services show support for LTNs
- 2 Jailed: Newham men who raped and robbed women in Hackney home
- 3 Community group crowdfunds to turn old Lea valley water depot into wild space
- 4 Hackney remembers Prince Philip after his passing at age 99
- 5 Campaign to keep Hackney Wick 'alive' with street art
- 6 Hackney's great beer gardens reopening on April 12
- 7 Godwin Lawson's mum reflects on the ‘hardest call’ after son's fatal stabbing
- 8 'I can't wait to buy useless items' when shops reopen after Covid lockdown
- 9 Former East Enders actor takes next career step as a film director
- 10 Arsenal legend Kelly Smith says Williamson and Wubben-Moy have the chance to impress for Lionesses