Needles In Strawberries Reported In Three Perth Suburbs

Two more cases reported.

Needles In Strawberries Reported In Three Perth Suburbs AAP

Contaminated strawberries have been reported in three Perth suburbs following reports of needles appearing in punnets of strawberries across the country.

WA Police have confirmed they have received reports of needles being found in strawberries in Kelmscott, Spearwood and Bull Creek.

On Monday, York Police Station, west of Perth, was also advised by a member of the public that he had found a needle in the sink while preparing strawberries for his family.

“WA Police Force can confirm that a member of the public today presented at York Police Station to report his concerns that a needle had been in a punnet of strawberries,” a police spokeswoman said.

“The member of the public advised he located the needle in his sink after preparing strawberries for his family.

“He did not recall the needle being in the sink prior to preparing the strawberries.”

A police spokesperson said all reports of contaminated fruit are being investigated.

Department of Health said West Australians should still buy locally grown strawberries but should cut them before eating.

Anyone who finds any contaminated fruit should call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it online.

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