Man, 50, arrested in Kettering town centre after touching shop food with dirty hands

Public spotted male using saliva to 'clean' inside phone box in Gold Street

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 8:46 am

Police arrested a 50-year-old man in Kettering for spitting on his hands before touching food in a town centre shop.

Officers were called to Gold Street in the town at lunchtime on Easter Saturday after being alerted to a man using his saliva to clean inside a phone box as well as rubbing his hands over stock in one of the nearby stores.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman confirmed: "A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with an offence and has been bailed pending further enquiries."

A 50-year-old man was arrested in Gold Street