Su­per­mar­ket will do all to help af­ter bomb held in branded bag

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SU­PER­MAR­KET Lidl has of­fered to as­sist a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the ter­ror­ist in­ci­dent on the Lon­don Un­der­ground, af­ter one of its bags was ap­par­ently used to hold the im­pro­vised bomb.

The Ger­man-owned gro­cery chain is­sued a state­ment just hours af­ter so­cial me­dia photos of the af­fected District line car­riage showed a still­burn­ing bucket in­side a Lidl­branded re­us­able bag.

“We are shocked and con­cerned to have learned of an in­ci­dent at Par­sons Green this morn­ing and our thoughts are with those af­fected,” Lidl UK said.

“We will, of course, sup­port the au­thor­i­ties should they need our as­sis­tance in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions. We are closely mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion as it de­vel­ops over the course of the day.”

A spokesman for the su­per­mar­ket also con­firmed that what seemed to be an in­sen­si­tive tweet, pur­port­edly sent out by Lidl UK’s twit­ter ac­count on Fri­day morn­ing, was fake.

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