A solicitor accused of injecting syringes full of blood into meals at three supermarkets in west London has appeared in court docket.
Leoaai Elghareeb, 37, of Crabtree Lane, Fulham, is charged with contaminating or interfering with items with intent at three shops – a Tesco Categorical, Little Waitrose and Sainsbury’s Native – in Fulham Palace Street on Wednesday evening.
He allegedly entered the Waitrose retailer at 7.30pm, the place he began “throwing round” syringes full of blood and injecting them into meals, Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket was instructed.
The exact contents of the blood aren’t recognized, the court docket heard.
He’s additionally accused of doing the identical in a close-by Sainsbury’s retailer, in addition to throwing eggs, and happening to inject extra gadgets in a Tesco Categorical earlier than being arrested.
Elghareeb, who was described to the court docket as a solicitor and a “man of earlier good character”, indicated no plea through the listening to.
Officers have been seen in forensic fits in Fulham Palace Street on Thursday, seizing gadgets together with processed meats.
The council issued an “emergency alert” discover on its social media accounts, advising members of the general public “as a precaution to get rid of any meals gadgets purchased from these supermarkets this night”.
Elghareeb was remanded in custody and can seem at Isleworth Crown Court docket on 24 September.