A Sydney family claims they found a needle in an orange purchased from Woolworths on Monday.

Four-year-old Maddie Sheridan found the needle after asking her mum for a piece of fruit.

They took the contaminated fruit back to the purchase point at Woolworths in Casula, in Sydney’s south west, shares 7 news.

The supermarket confirmed the disturbing find and police have been notified.

“We’re shocked. We feel violated,” Maddie’s mum said.

Investigators will now question when the orange was compromised as it may have been in storage for several weeks.

The most recent info on the fruit sabouteur was that police were no closer to finding answers.

Mango has also fell victim – read more here

Stay alert and continue to cut fruit where possible.

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  • When will this copycat problem finally be over?


  • This is downright awful! May this be properly punished.


  • It’s so frightening… I feed fruits for my kids and now it’s like a scary thing… These people should be punished well so that no one repeats it…


  • Happy to report the main offender has been caught and charged


  • Why are people so callous. This is a case of aggravated assault.


  • Another case of sabotage – and copy cat behavior. Sometimes I wish the news media would shut up.


  • I hope they find the idiots who put others at risk. They need to be plonked in jail and forgotten about.


  • This is ridiculous! I really thought we were past all this craziness! Why do people feel the need to do this? It just makes it so there’s less fruit available for everyone, not to mention how dangerous it is!


  • This is ridiculous and dangerous and harmful. Who would do this and why? It’s criminal and not acceptable. I don’t understand the mentality of someone who would do this.


  • Absolutely disgusting, we need to find the culprits and punish them accordingly

    • Someone must know something and hopefully they share whatever they know with authorities. This has to be stopped and I agree people need to be punished.


  • I hope this idiocy stops soon.

    • I agree. It’s wasteful with all that fruit being thrown away and not bought, and someone may actually be very seriously hurt!


  • There really are some sick people out there!


  • Oh my goodness, why do people do this??


  • When is this going to stop hope they find the people that are responsible for this


  • Sickening this is still happening.


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