Sewing needle found in Halloween candy in Hamilton

Nov 7 2017, 12:22 am

Hamilton Police are alerting parents after a sewing needle was discovered inside a chocolate bar a child had received on Halloween night.

Police say Glanbrook area parents notified them of the discovery on Tuesday night. The child was trick-or-treating with a group of friends at more than 70 homes in the Mount Hope area.

Police have seized the candy bar and wrapping for evidence and have not determined where the incident occurred, but they want to remind parents that tampering to Halloween Candy is rare.

They recommend adults should inspect all candy and throw away if they notice any of the following: an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers, or unwrapped items, anything homemade or baked goods.

Hamilton Police urge parents, to inspect their children’s candy and to notify Police if they discover any tampered candy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Gates by phone at 905- 546-8968.

Hamilton Police Service

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