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Two Illawarra women charged with child abuse

Two Illawarra women charged with child abuse

Two women will face court today charged over the alleged poisoning of a four year old boy in the Illawarra.

The child was taken to hospital on October 11 - suffering reduced consciousness and slurring his words.

Doctors say he had prescribed drug in his system, previous upper limb fractures, and was severely underweight for his age.

Detectives searched a home in the Illawarra on October 12 and allegedly seized an amount of prescription medications and other items relevant to the investigation.

Following further inquiries, a 30-year-old woman was charged with use poison so as to endanger life, and fail to provide for child cause danger of serious injury.

The 29-year-old woman was charged with fail to provide for child cause danger of serious injury.

The pair were granted strict bail to face Port Kembla Local Court today. 

The boy is in the care of the Department of Family and Community Services.