Severed deer head left in Tesco



In a deeply disturbing incident in a Saffron Walden branch of Tesco, a severed deer head was discovered at a self-service supermarket checkout - while the innards were left in an aisle.

So how could this happen, and is this the strangest thing to happen in a supermarket?


The Daily Mail reported that this happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and was thought to have been left by a man acting alone. A spokesperson from Essex police told the BBC that nobody had been arrested.

Tesco has apologised to customers for any distress they suffered, but have not commented further.
At the moment police are calling for witnesses, and the incident remains a weird mystery. However, it's not the only odd thing to happen in a supermarket.

Odd supermarket stories

At the end of May this year, Terry Buckle, who had recently been elected as mayor of St Edmundsbury, at the age of 73, accidentally drove his car through a Tesco Express front door in Bury St Edmunds while attempting to park in a disabled bay. Fortunately the automatic doors opened for him so he caused very little damage.

Earlier in the month, a man was charged after he hid in a supermarket in Kentucky, emerged when staff had left for the night, and then tucked into a feast. He apparently consumed six steaks, washed down with beer and followed by shrimp and birthday cake.

In February we reported the odd tale of a mother who found a bloodied syringe in a loaf of bread she had bought from Tesco. A court heard that a drug addict had pushed it through the wrapper in the store in Salford, in an effort to hide his drug addition from his wife. He was traced though the DNA on the needle and pleaded guilty.

Back in January this year, in a response to the horse meat scandal, a Welsh branch of Tesco saw two men in a horse costume trot round the aisles shouting 'Mum! Dad! Noooo!' before collapsing in fake grief. They were removed by security staff, and a video of the incident went viral on Facebook.

But for the strangest supermarket tale we have to head to Germany in June last year, where a new supermarket on the German/Dutch border promised a basket of free groceries to the first 100 people who showed up to shop nude. In the end 250 arrived and police had to let them into the store in groups of 20.

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