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.
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.
The strawberries were produced and packaged in Western Australia. Police are conducting inquiries into this matter and liaising with other agencies.
Members of the public are encouraged to be cautious in handling strawberries and report any discoveries to local police, or by calling 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The Department of Health advises the public you can still purchase and eat locally grown strawberries but, in light of recent events, you should cut them before eating.