Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-08-12

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3 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020 News Mum found face mask in chicken nuggets after daughter, 6, started choking Laura Arber found face mask material inside a chicken nugget after daughter Maddie started choking on it LAURA ARBER MCDONALD’S APOLOGISES AFTER SHOCK FIND By IAN MOLYNEAUX @Ian_Molyneaux_ THE mum of a six-year- old girl who began choking while eating McDonald’s chicken nuggets says she found blue face mask material inside. Horrified Laura Arber, 32, took three of her four children to the North Lane branch in Aldershot at around 6pm last Tuesday and, after picking up the order, went home to enjoy the meal. Sitting her children down on the sofa she suddenly became aware that her daughter Maddie was choking. Laura said: “When I put my fingers down her throat to loop it out there was just blue with the sick. “I thought what on earth is this? I didn’t even think it could be the chicken nugget but looked over at her experience left her feeling bitterly disappoint­ed. A McDonald’s spokesman said: “We are very sorry to hear about this customer’s experience. Food safety is of the utmost importance to us and we place great emphasis on quality control, following rigorous standards to avoid any imperfecti­ons. “When the matter was brought to the attention of our staff, we apologised, offered a full refund and asked the customer to return the item so we could further investigat­e the matter and isolate the affected product.” the management were handling it.” Laura posted details of the incident on a Facebook group in Aldershot to warn other people. “What if I had walked out of the room and my daughter had choked?” she said. “She could have died. It’s a split second thing.” Laura’s son was born in intensive care and she stayed in one of the houses that McDonald’s provides for families whose children are very ill in hospital. She said she had always held the company in high esteem because of the way they helped her, but said how solid it is in there.” After speaking with the branch on the phone, Laura went to the restaurant to speak with the manager and was told that the nuggets were not cooked on site. Laura said she did not receive an apology and was shocked they did not stop serving nuggets. She said: “And the worse thing was that they carried on serving them. “Before I left I said ‘are you going to keep serving them?’ and they were carrying on serving them and that was the big thing for me.” “I just couldn’t believe the way Maddie, 6, began choking on the nugget the box and all you could see was this blue coming out of another chicken nugget in the box of 20.” “The mask is cooked into it, like a part of the mixture, and it’s clearly a mask. You can see the seam and Three arrests following double stabbing Police hunt teen after sex assault on girl in park been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and causing grievous bodily harm with intent; They have been released on conditiona­l bail under investigat­ion. The third man, 21, was arrested on the same offences and has been recalled to prison. A large area was also cordoned off by officers, according to local residents. Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries and conducting extra patrols. If you witnessed this incident or have any informatio­n, CCTV, dash cam footage or video recordings on a smart phone, call police on 101, quoting Operation Drink or reference 4420028470­6. Alternativ­ely, call Crimestopp­ers, anonymousl­y, on 0800 555111. THREE men have been arrested after a double stabbing in Aldershot. Officers were called to an address in the High Street at around 6pm on July 29 to what has been described as a “targeted” attack. Two men, both in their 20s, were found to have suffered stab wounds and were aided by members of the public before emergency services arrived. A third man, in his 30s, was also injured and received medical treatment. All three have since been released from hospital. Police confirmed that three arrests have been made in connection with the incident. All three suspects are from Southampto­n. Two men, aged 18 and 23, have A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a park in Aldershot. It happened in Aldershot Park, off Guildford Road, between 6.30pm and 8pm on Sunday July 26, police said. The suspect, a white male, is described as being around 15 or 16 with dark hair, and was wearing beige jogging bottoms and a hoody. He was with another male, police say, who was also white, around the same age, with blond hair and wearing a grey tracksuit. Police are appealing for any witnesses, anyone with informatio­n or anyone who recognises the descriptio­n to come forward. Anyone with informatio­n should call police on 101, quoting reference 4420028248­6. Alternativ­ely, call Crimestopp­ers, anonymousl­y, on 0800 555111. Emergency vehicles at the scene of the stabbing CAROLINE LEE PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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