A little girl has been hospitalised after ingesting an “unknown substance” while trick or treating in Melbourne overnight.
According to local media, the pre-school aged child was taking part in the annual Halloween activities in Bacchus Marsh when she fell ill.
It’s understood the youngster may have ingested prescription medication instead of lollies.
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Thankfully the girl’s mother noticed something wasn’t right and called an ambulance straight away.
The child was rushed to hospital, where she remains this morning in a stable condition.
It’s not known if the incident is sinister or not, however police have confirmed they’re investigating.
“Investigators have been told that the child may have ingested a prescription medication and are currently making inquiries as to how this happened,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
“Police have not received any other reports of any similar incidents in the area.”
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