A 50-YEAR-OLD woman who allegedly threatened staff at Warrington Hospital with shards of glass has been released under investigation.

The suspect, from Runcorn, was arrested after police were called to the hospital on Lovely Lane at 3.10am on Tuesday, following reports of a disturbance. 

It is alleged that she caused damage to fixtures and fittings within the hospital. 

She was arrested on suspicion of affray and causing criminal damage.

The suspect has since been released pending further enquiries.