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Met detective found not guilty of screen wash poisoning

  • 23 December 2013
  • From the section London

A police officer who was accused of poisoning a colleague's drink has been found not guilty.

In April, Gary Quigley admitted lacing an energy drink with car screen wash and placing it in a fridge in a police office in Stratford, London, last year.

He changed his plea in May, denying administering a noxious substance with intent. He was cleared following a trial at Southwark Crown Court.

Metropolitan Police said the detective constable remained suspended from duty.

At the trial, the court was told the man who drank from the bottle was taken to hospital and later discharged.

A police spokesman said Mr Quigley, who works in the Met's Child Abuse Investigation Command, was "suspended pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings".

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