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Public school porter's 'plot to poison the Stowe soup'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/05/2011

Nick Britten

"Maxwell Cook, 58, allegedly tipped the liquid usually reserved for cleaning drains into the soup at the £27,000-a-year Stowe School.

"Fortunately, the court heard, the substance was discovered during a routine tasting shortly before it was to be served, and did not reach any of the schoolchildren or teachers.

"The court heard chefs noticed a "horrible" odour and "smell of bleach coming from the soup. If ingested, the drain cleaner can cause irritation, vomiting and swelling of the throat."

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"Public school porter's 'plot to poison the Stowe soup'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 22/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/public-school-porter-s-plot-to-poison-the-stowe-soup-