Woman arrested for sewing neddles inside strawberries

share on:

Woman arrested for sewing neddles inside strawberries

A woman has been arrested in Queensland, Australia, in connection with the ‘strawberry contamination scare’ where sewing needles were found hidden inside fruit.

The woman is expected to face unspecified charges on Sunday evening.

Police said the 50-year-old was arrested on Sunday following a complex nationwide investigation which was launched after shocked shoppers first reported the contamination in September.

ALSO READ   FG raises maternity leave to 4 months, bars employers of labor from sacking women because of their marital/maternity status

A customer took a disturbing photo of a needle wedged inside a strawberry. It’s believed the scare affected several states in Australia.

Woman arrested for sewing neddles inside strawberries

There were over 100 reports of needles being found in strawberries, though many were suspected to be copycat cases or social media stunts.

Farmers were forced to dump tonnes of berries, and supermarkets pulled the fruit off sale.

ALSO READ   University of Chester already accepting applications for January 2019 intake- Click to register your interest

The first cases emerged in Queensland, where a man was taken to hospital with stomach pains after eating strawberries.

The scare spread to every Australian state and later to New Zealand, raising public alarm.

In response, Australia’s government raised the maximum prison term for fruit tampering from 10 to 15 years.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed to “throw the book” at anyone responsible, saying: “It’s not funny, putting the livelihoods of hard-working Australians at risk, and you are scaring children. And you are a coward and a grub.”

ALSO READ   Video: Moment APC National chairman, Adams Oshiomole, mistakenly mentioned rigging while speaking on Osun state rerun election

The arrested woman, who has not been named, is set to appear in a Brisbane court on Monday.


Leave A Comment Below
share on: