A woman was taken to hospital after drinking bleach while in a Watford Jobcentre on Wednesday.

Police were called to the Exchange House Jobcentre, in Exchange Road, at 2.40pm following reports that the 55-year-old was being violent towards staff.

The woman then drank the poisonous substance and was taken to Watford General Hospital.

She was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and was given medical treatment.