UK authorities have arrested a man after being suspected of using a syringe to contaminate food at three supermarkets in West London.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council disclosed that officers were immediately alerted at just before 8pm after a man was reported to be shouting abuse at people in the street. He is alleged to have visited three supermarkets, including Tesco, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s, in Fulham Palace Road, and injected foodstuffs using a number of needles.
The man has been taken into police custody accused of trying to cause public harm or anxiety.
The supermarkets have been closed with the affected items believed to be processed meat and microwaveable products, according to the council.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council issued an ’emergency alert’ notice on its social media accounts on Wednesday evening.
It said: ‘Members of the public are advised as a precaution to dispose of any food items bought from these supermarkets this evening.
‘H&F Council’s Environmental Health team are now working with the supermarket branches affected.’