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Castle Bytham woman finds beetle in pork pie bought from Stamford supermarket

A mother has spoken of her shock after her daughter found a beetle in a supermarket pork pie.

Vivianne Cooper bought a four-pack of mini pork, cranberry and Wensleydale pies from Morrisons in Stamford.

The following day, Vivianne’s daughter cut one open and, to her horror, a small green beetle walked out.

Beetle in pork pie(13287020)
Beetle in pork pie(13287020)

Vivianne, said: “We just couldn’t believe it.

“I feel quite disappointed really that it was in there. Why don’t they check for these things?

“We were going to have a snack because we had been busy with the Castle Bytham Midsummer Fair on the Sunday.

“My daughter just said ‘oh my goodness’ as she saw it."

Morrisons supermarket. Photo: Google Maps
Morrisons supermarket. Photo: Google Maps

Vivianne's husband spoke to someone at the Morrisons head office.

"They just dismissed it with a £10 voucher," she added.

“We went back to the store and they just said there’s nothing they could do about it as we had already spoken to head office. "

The 'Market Street' own-brand pie had been bought from Morrisons on June 22.

“This shouldn’t have happened and all I want is for someone to say they are sorry, take the pies off the shelves and investigate,” said Vivianne, who lives in Castle Bytham.

The pack of pork pies that Vivianne had bought was taken by South Kesteven District Council’s environmental health team, who are getting in touch with Morrisons.

A spokesman for Morrisons said: “We are in touch with the customer and are waiting to receive the product so that we can investigate fully.”

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