Norwich beautician finds live beetle in McDonald’s wrap

Millie Fulcher, right, found a beetle in her McDonald's meal which was bought by her work colleague

Millie Fulcher, right, found a beetle in her McDonald's meal which was bought by her work colleague Pippa Abbs, left.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

For two Sprowston hairdressers, it was supposed to be a quick snack in between clients, but they got more than they bargained for when they visited a fast food outlet.

Pippa Abbs found a shield bug in her McDonalds. Picture: Supplied

Pippa Abbs found a shield bug in her McDonalds. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

Millie Fulcher was about to bite into a sweet chilli chicken wrap at McDonald's when she found a live beetle nestled in the cucumber and lettuce.

The 17-year-old, who works at The Strand salon, said: 'I took the cucumber out of the wrap and I saw something crawling under it.

'I really panicked, I didn't know what it was at first.'

A spokesman for McDonald's Boundary Road branch said: 'We apologise for Miss Abbs' experience, as food quality and customer experience is of paramount importance to us.


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'Having had this brought to our attention, we have launched an investigation looking into the matter.'

Miss Fulcher, of Bowers Avenue, Mile Cross, added: 'The clients in the salon all thought it was disgusting. We were all just so shocked.

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'It has put me off all fast food now.'

The food was ordered and bought by colleague and fellow hairdresser Pippa Abbs, who reported it to McDonald's customer services.

She said: 'I was treating Millie to tea - I wish I hadn't now.

'All the clients in the salon were screaming when they saw the beetle, we just couldn't believe it.

'We usually go to McDonald's three or four times a week, but we won't anymore.'

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