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November 2, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

As the travel industry celebrated Halloween on Wednesday night in various ways (spook-tacular tours and dinners, etc) inspectors in Australia seized 3000 potentially harmful bottles of Halloween-linked fake blood and false moustaches – while a blood-covered nurse found lying in a lift turned out to be not what she seemed.

Consumer Affairs inspectors in Victoria impounded and destroyed more than 3000 “potentially harmful bottles of fake blood” and other items during six raids on wholesale and retail premises across Melbourne’s southeast suburbs.

The items included:

  • ‘Bottle of Blood’ and ‘Blood vampire’ fake blood
  • ‘Fright Fangs’ tooth caps
  • ‘War game’ face paint
  • ‘Carnival Colours’ make-up kit, and
  • ‘Party Mustache’ fake moustaches.

Fake blood was the most common product seized, with 1487 vials of blood confiscated, followed by 1155 fake moustaches and 443 make-up kits. The items were seized because they did not list their ingredients as required under the Australian cosmetics labelling standard.

In the run-up to Halloween, police and ambulance services in Wellington, New Zealand rushed to an apartment after shocked residents said a “dead or passed out” nurse was lying in one of the building’s lifts, covered in blood.

On arrival, paramedics found the victim responded to prodding. The “nurse” turned out to be a “very intoxicated” man wearing a nurse costume and covered in fake blood, police said.

Mop-up after fake blood and false moustaches seized

No charges were laid.

MEANWHILE, if your clients want to prolong the spirit of Halloween now November has arrived, room number eight in The Russell Hotel, one of the oldest buildings in The Rocks, Sydney, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a colonial-era sailor who was murdered while his ship docked in Sydney Harbour, according to online hotel reservation service Agoda.

Written by Peter Needham

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