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Woodstock police caution after needle found in trick-or-treat candy

The Woodstock Police Service is investigating a report of the possible tampering of a candy bar collected on Halloween.

Police are asking parents and children to check candy before consumption

Police said a four centimetre-long sewing needle was found inside a Rolo package. (Woodstock Police Service)

The Woodstock Police Service is investigating a report of possible tampering of a candy bar collected on Halloween.

Police said a four centimetre-long sewing needle was found inside a partially torn Rolo candy bar. It was collected by a child in the areas of Clarke Street South, Sloane Street, Willowgrove Crescent, Edgewood Drive, North Park Crescent, Brompton Avenue and Springbank Avenue.

Police said the father of a three-year-old initially found the tampered package. There were no injuries reported.

"Parents and children are reminded to check candy thoroughly, inspect all the goods and candies that are brought in from Halloween and make sure everything is safe and enjoy it," said Special Constable Jason Green.

The incident is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodstock Police or Crime Stoppers.

Last year, London police sent out a safety message after a needle was found inside a chocolate bar in the city's south end.