Arlesey man arrested in Uganda on suspicion of ‘intoxicating the public’
- Credit: University of Hertfordshire
A 25-year-old man from Arlesey has been arrested in Uganda on suspicion of “intoxicating the public”.
Three men were arrested in the Rwenzori region at 6am yesterday after allegations were made that Ugandan villagers were given a potentially poisonous chemical to drink.
In a video that appears to be from Uganda in March, the suspect identifies himself as a British national. Media outlets across the UK have been reporting that the suspect is from Arlesey in Bedfordshire.
The chemical they are accused of giving villagers is known as Mineral Miracle Solution, which contains sodium chlorite - a salt found in bleach.
The government's Food Standards Agency has warnings online about the safety of using the solution.
The arrests follow an investigation led by The Guardian which discovered that up to 50,000 Ugandans may have been given this 'miracle cure'.
- 1 Icon building planning appeal quashed after High Court review
- 2 College releases statement after medical incident sparks social media rumours
- 3 New QEII Urgent Care Centre opening hours set to change
- 4 Woman pleads guilty to smashing bottles of booze worth £10,000
- 5 Cat owner given 'best Christmas present' after being reunited with missing Maine Coon five years after disappearance
- 6 Bubble tea emporium opens in Stevenage
- 7 Met police officer pleads not guilty to 20 charges including seven rapes
- 8 Men sentenced after guns and class A drugs uncovered at Ickleford property
- 9 A1(M) closed in both directions due to fallen cables
- 10 In pictures: Stevenage pantomime Aladdin at the Gordon Craig Theatre