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Solicitor injected food with his own blood at Tesco supermarket, court hears

Solicitor injected food with his own blood at Tesco supermarket, court hears

A solicitor is experiencing life at the other side of the dock after his trial commenced this week on three charges of contaminating food and two charges of assault by beating.

The Evening Standard reports a London court heard that solicitor Leoaai Elghareeb walked down a street in Fulham with "a bucketful of syringes" before entering three supermarkets where he injected numerous food items with vials of his own blood.

It is understood that Mr Elghareeb injected his blood into apples, chicken tikka fillets, ready meals and numerous other food items at a Waitrose,ย  Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local.

While at the Sainsbury's Local store, the defendant is reported to have shouted "you are all vile people and Sainsburyโ€™s is vile" at members of staff.

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The solicitor is also accused of throwing blood-filled syringes at passers-by, striking one doctor in the chest.

It is alleged that Mr Elghareeb's bizarre actions caused almost โ‚ฌ500,000 in damages, which involved discarding food and deep cleans of the three stores.

Elghareeb claims that he was "insane" at the time and was convinced that spies were tracking him.

While the solicitor did not dispute the fact that he was the individual with the bucket of syringes, he pleaded not guilty to the three charges of contaminating food and two charges of assault by beating.

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