Published December 07, 2010
A former British cafe owner was ordered to wear an electronic tag as punishment for poisoning 47 cops with contaminated tuna sandwiches, the Birmingham Mail reported Tuesday.
Cops ordered 100 sandwiches from Muriel Morris' Meal Machine cafe in Birmingham, central England, on July 3 last year so they had something to eat while policing a demonstration.
But Morris sent them contaminated tuna and chicken sandwiches that made 47 cops ill, with some feeling so sick they thought they were going to die when they were on the way to the hospital for treatment.
Morris, 70, of Birmingham, 120 miles north of London, admitted to four charges of breaching food hygiene regulations in Birmingham Magistrates' Court. She sold the cafe and retired after poisoning the cops, the court heard.
One officer said in a statement to the court he felt so sick that "I thought my life was coming to an end."
District judge Robert Zara ordered Morris to wear an electronic tag and obey an overnight curfew. He also imposed a four-month suspended sentence.
The poisoned cops were policing demonstrations between right-wing English Defense League protestors and anti-fascism groups.