Geraldine McArthur, a mother of 3 in Manchester, went on an all out rampage last night through the Curry Mile after mistaking bath salts for a Lush bath bomb.
Lush is a company founded by a couple in the UK and specialises in handcrafting beauty products. They are most famous for their scented bath bombs. A bath time treat adored by women (and some men) all over the world.
Bath salts is a synthetic drug with mood-altering and stimulant properties, typically in the form of crystals and containing MDPV or Mephedrone (M-Kat, Meow).
“I got home from a busy day at work. My feet hurt from being on them all day, and my usual routine involves putting the shopping away and running a nice hot bath”, Geraldine explains. “I saw a paper bag on the dining table with what I thought was a Lush bath bomb. I thought Gordy (Geraldine’s eldest son) left it for me as a gift because it was my birthday 2 days before”.
Geraldine goes on to tell us how she ran her bath, and let what she believed to be a Lush product dissolve in the bath.
“I lay in the bath and put my head under the water, as you do. After about 5 minutes, I started feeling really weird, but a good weird! My body was tingling, my eyes started to jitter and I felt this big surge of energy. I knew something was wrong when the toilet roll started to glow white! I rushed out the bath, grabbed my gown and after that, it’s all a blur…”
Sergeant John Digweed from the Greater Manchester Police told us what had been reported by local business owners on the Curry Mile.
“Mrs. McArthur was intoxicated with what we believe to be a highly potent form of bath salts. A local business owner described how she ran into his restaurant, exposed herself to the dining customers, poured a bowl of vegetable curry over someone’s head and licked a child’s face before running out into the street to stop traffic”. Sergeant Digweed went on to say, “Fortunately, Mrs. McArthur is now stable at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. What’s more concerning is this newly developed, more potent form of bath salts is on our streets”.
Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation into finding the source.