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Suspected food poisoning after wedding party

A wedding party of 90 people fell ill after a bride and groom's homecoming party in Devon

3 October 2013

 Public health experts are investigating after 50 people fell ill after attending a newlywed couple's homecoming party at the Globe Inn, Frogmore, in south Devon.

Plymouth police officers Nick and Anna Burnett threw the party last Saturday for friends and family after getting married in Mauritius and a honeymoon in South Africa.

According to the BBC approximately 90 people attended the party, which Mr Burnett said had been a "fantastic evening" at a "great venue".

Both he and his wife became seriously ill with vomiting and diarrhoea on Monday morning and a spokeswoman from South Hams District Council confirmed it had received reports from "a number of people" who became ill after the wedding party.

It is investigating the cases with the government health protection agency Public Health England.

The Globe's landlord John Horsley confirmed that the pub had laid on a buffet, adding: "It is under investigation and until we know what the results are I cannot comment."

Michelle Victor a lawyer specialising in food poisoning cases said: "Buffet style meals could contain very many ingredients from many different sources, if this was the cause of the illness then it needs to be thoroughly investigated to prevent any future occurrences."

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