British police are investigating the discovery of a human bone in socks purchased from a Primark store, according to The Guardian and CNN.
According to both sources, the Essex Police, in the east of England, assured that a person bought the garment in the Colchester store, 90 kilometers northeast of London, on December 10 and that the case was denounced on 2 December. January.
Police say they are investigating after the discovery of what is believed to be part of a human bone. The agents claim that it does not look like the result of a recent accident and that the rest of the humans did not have skin or other particles that surrounded it.
“We are in contact with the store, which in turn is talking to its suppliers to get more information about this incident,” says the police, which notes that investigations are ongoing.
The officers admitted that, without further evidence, they can not be sure of the age or origin of the bone.
A spokesperson for Primark has stressed that the company is taking this issue very seriously and is conducting an investigation at the supplier’s factory where those socks were made.
“There is no evidence of any kind to suggest that any incident has occurred in the factory, so it is very likely that an individual has placed this object in socks for unknown reasons,” he says.
“Primark has been the subject of isolated incidents in the past, which were later discovered to be hoaxes, the factory has been used by other retailers and has been subject to many audits for many years,” added the spokesperson, who said that the company “sincerely apologizes to the client who found the item for any inconvenience caused”.