$100,000 reward offered to find person putting needles in Australia strawberries

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A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for deliberately putting needles in strawberries in Queensland.

Police are warning people to slice the fruit before eating it amid fears six brands of strawberries in Australia have been contaminated with needles and pins.

Strawberries sold under the Berry Obsession, Berry Licious and Donnybrook Berries brands have already been recalled – and it is now believed the Love Berry, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis brands may also have been contaminated by a copycat.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars (£54,742) for information about those responsible for the contaminated fruit, which is believed to have originated at a Queensland-based supplier.

“Someone is trying to sabotage the industry but also in doing that, they are putting babies’ and children’s and families’ lives at risk,” she said.

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