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Chocolate update: ‘No evidence to say bars were laced with drugs’, say police

There were reports of people feeling unwell having consumed chocolate purchased from a stall in Mansfield Market.

Detective Inspector Luke Todd, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are aware of reports circulating online of people unknowingly purchasing chocolate laced with drugs from the Mansfield area over the weekend.

“At this stage, there is no evidence to support these rumours.

“An investigation is currently ongoing to establish the circumstances behind people feeling unwell after consuming this chocolate.

“This incident has been referred to the Food Standards Agency, who will provide a further update in due course.

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“Please rest assured that we take all incidents of public safety extremely seriously and will always investigate any reports we receive of this nature.

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“Anyone who has any information relating to this incident is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident 180 of 26 November 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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