A WOMAN has been accused of infiltrating a medical team at a posh equestrian event and even treated attendees needing urgent treatment.
Cassandra Grant, 38, from Bristol, is understood to have been working at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in picturesque Woodstock, Oxfordshire earlier this month.
However it is claimed that at the event, held between September 13 and 17, she disguised herself as a doctor and worked with medical professionals to treat attendees.
Eyewitnesses claim she administered drugs to those needing treatment at the event.
In the days after the event, Blenheim Palace chief medical officer Sue Smith alerted police.
When approached by The Sun, Mrs Smith declined to comment but said: “The matter is with the police.”
Event organisers said in a statement: “The safety of everyone who attends Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is our highest priority.
“We are investigating what access this person might have had to people who came into our first aid facilities.
“As soon as we were made aware that someone had been trying to impersonate a medical professional we referred this to the police and we are therefore not able to comment further.”
A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “A 38-year-old woman from Bristol was arrested yesterday on suspicion of theft and common assault at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials which took place earlier this month.
“The woman is currently in police custody.”