Uh ................... what was Sahnoun Daifallah's motive? This gets the "most disgusting story of the week" award. Childrens books and food ..............
BODY FLUID SPRAY MAN IN COURT The Sun hat tip rut
A MAN was in court today charged with spraying urine at two supermarkets, a pub and a book shop.
Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, allegedly squirted a "foul-smelling" substance over frozen chips and wine bottles at a Tesco in Gloucester.
He is also said to have carried out a similar attack in Morrisons four miles away on the same day.
Prosecutor Liz Thomas claimed that, two days earlier, Daifallah used an improvised device to shower hundreds of children’s books at Waterstones in Cirencester, Gloucs.
That day he is also said to have squirted the liquid over food in the Air Balloon pub, near Cheltenham, Gloucs.
Ms Thomas said the total damage was �10,000, although the final bill for cleaning up the supermarkets and replacing the food would come to hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Daifallah, of Bibury Road, Gloucester, indicated not guilty pleas to four charges of contaminating products between May 14 and May 16 this year.
Wearing a black top, with a full beard and long black wavy hair, Daifallah, spoke to confirm his name and address.
Magistrates in Cheltenham remanded Daifallah in custody and adjourned the case to May 28 when he will appear via videolink at Stroud for committal proceedings.
The Tesco store in Quedgeley, and the Morrisons, in Glevum Way, were both shut for much of Friday and all day on Saturday while all the stock in each store was removed.
Ms Thomas said a "squeezy sports bottle" had been used to propel the liquid into a freezer of chips, and later over a wine rack.
After going into the toilets at Waterstones in Cricklade Street, Cirencester, Daifallah is alleged to have ruined 706 books, many of them in the children’s section, with a "very smelly, brown, unpleasant substance".
Previously that day he was said to have released the liquid in the Air Balloon at Birdlip after making offensive comments to a barmaid.
Preliminary tests by Tesco have shown the fluid to be a mix of urine, faeces and domestic products, the court heard.