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