A teenager cut her lip on a Halloween Curly Wurly only for her horrified mum to discover a razor blade stuck inside the chocolate.
The 14-year-old girl had reportedly been given some chocolate with the blade embedded in it while she was trick-or-treating in Laindon, Essex on Monday evening (October 31).
She had been out with her friends in the Church View area, knocking on doors with pumpkins outside to trick or treat on Halloween night, before returning home with her treats.
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Police are now investigating the incident which left the teen's mum, Tracey Pleydell, disgusted.
"She went out and was only out for about half an hour or so, just in the local area," said Tracey.
"She came back home and was upstairs and all of a sudden I could hear her screaming and calling me.
"I thought she was pranking me. She had a cut on her lip and she's saying 'there's something sharp and it hurts' and she's not talking properly.
"At this time I still thought she was pranking me, and then I saw what she was holding."
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Inside the chocolate bar was a sharp razor blade, embedded into the chocolate itself.
Tracey continued: "I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. A razor blade sticking out of this chocolate."
Looking at the wrapper around the chocolate, Tracey claimed she was then able to see that the bar had 'likely been tampered with', as there was a small cut in the wrapper and resealed, the Essex mum claimed.
Tracey said: "It's just horrifying. Going trick or treating are mainly younger children – it's mainly aimed at primary school-aged children if not younger.
"And just to think that a young child could get a hold of that and probably just put the whole thing in their mouth."
She added: "To target anyone is wrong. But targeting children is disgusting. It's absolutely disgusting."
Essex Police said: "We have received a report of an incident in Laindon which took place on Monday 31 October. It is reported that a teenage girl had opened a chocolate bar which had a razor blade within it.
"It is reported that this chocolate bar was obtained by the victim while trick or treating. We are now investigating the circumstances around the report."
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