Several London Supermarkets Shut Down Over Fears of Contaminated Food
© REUTERS / Toby MelvilleSignage for Sainsbury's is seen at a branch of the supermarket in London, Britain on 8 January 2020.
© REUTERS / Toby Melville
An emergency alert was issued on the social media pages of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, urging people to throw away food bought from Tesco Express, Little Waitrose or Sainsbury’s Local on Wednesday.
Three supermarkets in west London - Tesco Express, Little Waitrose and Sainsbury’s Local in Fulham Palace Road - were placed in lockdown after an incident last night when a man was arrested on suspicion of contaminating food through injections.
— H&F Council (@LBHF) August 25, 2021
People have been warned that food bought in these stores has possibly been contaminated and told to throw it away.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 26, 2021
According to the police, officers were called on Wednesday evening after the man, who had previously shouted abuse at people in the street, went into three supermarkets in Fulham and injected processed meat and microwaveable meals with needles. At present it is unknown how many items have been contaminated, or with what.