Police Launch Investigation After Illness Outbreak At West Bromwich Sheltered Housing Complex People Suffered From Symptoms Similar To Food Poisoning 11.08.2014 Police have launched an investigation into an outbreak of illness at a West Bromwich sheltered housing complex that left staff and residents suffering from symptoms similar to food poisoning. As of August 6th, West Midlands Police confirmed that an arrest was made and that a 23 year old was then bailed in relation to the incident at Goldfield Court, which left 16 people suffering with sickness and diarrhoea. Reports suggest four of the victims were taken to hospital for treatment. Further tests will be undertaken at the facility to determine the cause of the illness. Housing and Care 21, which operates the complex in partnership with Sandwell Council, has confirmed that a care worker had been suspended and that the company will be helping the police with their investigations in order to determine the cause of the outbreak. Expert Opinion Reports of illness at the sheltered housing complex are extremely worrying. We have seen on numerous occasions through our work with victims of sickness outbreaks in the UK and abroad that these incidents can have long-term consequences for those affected. "It is vital further investigations are carried out to ascertain the cause of the outbreak at the complex." Amandeep Dhillon, Partner Key contact Amandeep Dhillon Partner 0121 214 5287 Email Amandeep Tags Personal Injury Group Actions Amandeep Dhillon Birmingham Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'