23 February 2009

Well I always thought that HP Sauce was a biohazard



According to Friday’s Telegraph police in full protective equipment were sent to investigate the spillage of a potentially dangerous liquid.

Officers responded after receiving reports that a bottle of brown fluid had been thrown through the window of a parked car on a residential street in Enfield, north London, in the early hours of the morning.

Accompanied by fire crews and paramedics in support, the police examined the inside of the 4x4 where the mystery substance had leaked. A female officer was even taken to a local hospital as a precaution after getting some of it on her suit, according to reports.

Only later did tests show that the liquid was HP Sauce An eyewitness said: "It was hilarious. What an overreaction – they certainly had egg on their faces (A class III biohazard in its own right) by the time they'd finished.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'We were called to the scene just after 3am to reports of something thrown into a car, with the car alarm going off. "With any unidentified chemical spillages we have to treat all incidents equally seriously."

I suppose it’s just as well it wasn’t a Marmite spillage

15 comments:

Maddy said...

Yes Marmite would have been much more serious! I do miss the Telegraph but I make do with 'best of today' from the BBC on my i-pod which more or less keeps me in tune.
Cheers

Steve Hayes said...

My daughter calls Marmite "Brent Crude".

CherryPie said...

Seems a bit of overkill. If they could see the bottle it has such a distinctive shape even if it had broken!

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thank God there wasn't a Scotch Egg with the brown sauce...

jams o donnell said...

I'm more of a Grauniad man myself Maddy. Marmite is evil stuff!

Or something from the La Brea Tar Pits Steve!

It was just a bit Cherie

My giod the whole place would have to be decontaminated Egg!

Wolfie said...

So distant from the quiet heroism of The Blue Lamp that it seems like a different world now.

jmb said...

It does seem a bit funny but only in retrospect. Mind you I'll bet they got a drubbing from their fellow workers.

Renegade Eye said...

It had a happy ending.

jams o donnell said...

Not that the police of the Blue Lamp really existed....

I can really see the stick they will get in the canteen JMB!

That's true Ren. At the end of the day that is the important thing

ONwebCHECK said...

Yes HP ist dangerous - hehe :)

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

And no steak attached? Pity...

James Higham said...

I always wondered about Britain's secret weapon.

jams o donnell said...

THat would be too terrible to contemplate Snoopy!

Now we know James!

Ardent said...

A very funny story!

There is no marmite in Australia, it might have been much worse with a 'Vegemite' spillage.
:)