November 4, 2022 10.02 am This story is over 17 months old

Unpleasant Halloween trick: Family finds ‘blade’ in treats

The incident was reported to police

A family from Cleethorpes got a scary surprise when they unwrapped their sweets after a night of trick or treating for Halloween.

Lindsey Dickinson fears the sweet could have caused serious harm to a younger child and told BBC Look North: “Looking at the sweet, I tapped it because it just didn’t seem right and it felt hard. I said it feels likes metal.

“I scraped down it and exposed what looked like a pencil sharpener blade. Well, panic set in.”

The Dickinson family found a ‘blade’ in one of their Halloween treats. | Screenshot: BBC Look North

She reported the incident to Humberside Police, who advised her to contact Trading Standards, the Food Standards Agency, and the manufacturer.


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