Suspect charged with contaminating goods at London supermarkets

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The suspect, a 37-year-old man, has been charged with contaminating goods at London supermarkets.

He has been named as Leoaai Elghareeb, of Crabtree Lane, Fulham, and he is due to appear before Westminster magistrates court on Friday.

It is advised that anyone who bought food from Tesco Express, Little Waitrose or Sainsbury’s Local on Fulham Palace Road  on Wednesday evening dispose of the food.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council took to social media to issue an emergency alert. They warned people that food may have been contaminated.

The council said, “The supermarkets – Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s – have closed and crime scenes are in place.

“Officers were called at around 7.40pm after a man was reported to be shouting abuse at people in the street.

“The man is alleged to have visited three supermarkets on Fulham Palace Road and injected foodstuffs using a number of syringes. He has been taken into police custody.

“Members of the public are advised as a precaution to dispose of any food items bought from these supermarkets this evening.”

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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.


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