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Man finds dead mouse inside packet of rice bought from Lidl

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A Lidl customer who was looking forward to eating a tasty packet of Pilau rice was given a shock when he discovered a dead mouse inside.

Richard Leech had just sat down to eat his dinner with his wife when he made the gross discovery last night.

Shocking images show what appears to be the dead rodent mixed in with the rice.

Mouse in Lidl rice packet

Richard Leech had just sat down to eat his dinner with his wife when he made the gross discovery last night (Picture: Richard Leech)

Mouse in Lidl rice packet

The Golden Sun packet sells for 45p, according to Lidls website (Picture: Richard Leech)

You can almost make out some eyes too. Gross.

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Mr Leech tweeted the picture to Lidl with the caption: Hi LidlUK, I wonder if you could let me know how this mouse got into my packet of rice. Now my house stinks of cooked mouse and my wife is uncontrollable vomiting.

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According to the Lidl website, the Golden Sun Microwaveable Pilau Rice packet costs 45p.

A member of the supermarkets team responded to Mr Leech and said: Hi Rich, sorry to see this. If you pop us a DM with your contact details, well get this looked into for you.

Mouse in Lidl rice packet

Mr Leech tweeted a picture of the dead rodent to Lidl last night (Picture: Richard Leech)

Mouse in Lidl rice packet

Lidl have since requested further information from the customer and have launched an investigation (Picture: Richard Leech)

It is unclear how the mouse managed to get into the packet of rice.

A spokesperson for Lidl has since told Metro.co.uk: We were very sorry to see this and have requested further information from the customer, so that this can be fully investigated by our quality assurance team.

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