Fake Valen­tine’s gifts take p*ss!

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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.”

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