Arrests made after two men lick their hands and smear them over food in Morecambe supermarket

Two men have been arrested after they contaminated food by licking their hands and wiping them over meat and fresh produce at a supermarket in Morecambe.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 6:42 pm

Two men walked into Sainsbury's in Lancaster Road, Morecambe and contaminated food by smearing their hands over it on Saturday, April 4.

The pair shocked customers when they made a show of licking their hands and wiping them over meat, fresh produce and fridge handles at around 1.45pm.

Staff were forced to destroy hundreds of pounds worth of produce and the store had to be thoroughly disinfected as a result of their actions.

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Twomen walked into Sainsbury's in Lancaster Road and contaminated food by smearing their hands over it. (Credit: Google)

Police released CCTV images of the men today (April 8) in a bid to identify them.

Officers have now confirmed the two men were arrested in Morecambe after the CCTV images were released this afternoon.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We launched an investigation after two people went into the Sainsbury’s store on Lancaster Road in Morecambe on April 4 before licking their hands and wiping them over meat, fresh produce and fridge handles.

"The two men were arrested in Morecambe this afternoon (Wednesday, April 8) after the release of CCTV images.

"We would like to thank everyone who helped with the appeal – your assistance is greatly appreciated as always."

Enquiries into the incident continue.

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