A shopper has bought a mango reported to have a needle in it, bought from a Coles supermarket store on New South Wales' Central Coast.
Police have confirmed the news, with Chief Inspector Nigel Webber telling the Cental Coast Express Advocate that the customer had the mango for two days before finding the needle whilst cutting the piece of fruit.
“Police have seized the needle for forensic examination,” he said. “No persons were injured.”
The mango was bought from Coles West Gosford.
The news comes as Woolworths announced they are pulling all sewing needles from shelves in a bid to reduce copycat acts.
Since needles have been found in strawberries, bananas, apples and now mangos, authorities have warned people to cut their fruit before consuming it.
Police have confirmed that the culprit will face ten years in jail.