A LEDBURY woman is due in court after being charged with poisoning a juvenile.

The 55-year-old is due to appear at Hereford Magistrates Court later this month, charged with three counts of administering poison to a female juvenile with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm.

The charges follow a lengthy investigation by police at Hereford, working with Children’s Services and the local health authority.

The woman has been on police bail while inquiries were ongoing after she was initially arrested in March last year.