Fake Valentine’s gifts take p*ss!
COPS issued a warning to Valentine’s Day shoppers after hundreds of fake cosmetics were found to contain potentially lethal poison – and human PISS.
Detectives shared the advice after more than 500 bottles of suspected counterfeit designer perfume and make-up items were seized during a raid in London.
The items, thought to be worth more than £40,000, contained poisonous chemicals including toxic cyanide and arsenic.
Lab tests also detected traces of human urine and rat droppings in the goods – which may cause skin irritation, swelling, rashes and even burns.
A police spokesman said: “With jewellery and perfume being popular gift choices at Valentine’s, it’s easy to fall into the trap of a cheap offer.
“Treat your Valentine to something legitimate from a reputable seller. Avoid heartbreak, don’t buy fake.”