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Farmer ‘demanded £1.5m ransom from Tesco after contaminating jars of child meals with steel’

Farmer ‘demanded £1.5m ransom from Tesco after contaminating jars of baby food with metal’


A FARMER demanded a ransom of £1.5million from Tesco after contaminating jars of child meals with steel, a court docket has heard.

Nigel Wright, 45, allegedly additionally threatened to inject jars with home-made chemical substances except the grocery store large paid him in Bitcoin.

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Nigel Wright has been accused of demanding a ransom of £1.5m from Tesco[/caption]

In a single e-mail he’s mentioned to have warned: “Appearing rapidly will save your clients.”

And two mums later noticed sharp shards whereas feeding their newborns.

Julian Christopher QC instructed the Outdated Bailey: “The allegation is that he hoped to make himself wealthy by the use of blackmail by making threats in opposition to Tesco saying that, except they paid him, he would place contaminated meals on their cabinets.”

The jury heard Wright, who lives in a cell house together with his instructor spouse and youngsters aged ten and 12, additionally threatened to kill a stranger in a highway rage row and demanded £150,000 in Bitcoin from him.


He accepts he despatched threats however claims he did so beneath duress from travellers who threatened to kill his youngsters and rape his spouse.

Wright, of Market Rasen, Lincs, denies 4 counts of blackmail and two of contaminating items.

Trial continues.

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