A bloke says he was “disgusted” after a Hermes parcel with his order from from Sports Direct turned up covered in “blood”
Paul Baxter, from Hamilton in Scotland, tweeted: “I have to say I've heard some nightmare delivery tales from Hermes parcels, but a package sprayed front to back in blood is a new one on me. Cheers lads!”
He posted a couple of photos of the parcel, which appeared to have been splattered with red liquid and said the mystery stains "looks like blood, feels like blood and smells like blood”.
Several commenters agreed with Paul that the parcel did look as if it had been soaked in blood, with one saying: “Accident in the van? Just mop it up with the nearest parcel. Gross!”
Speaking to The Sun, Paul said: “It was covered in blood. Hermes have 'investigated' and say that it isn't blood so it must be paint.
“Short of going to a lab to prove either way, it seems to be a stalemate.
“At first I thought it was just a pattern but as I handed it to my other half she said ‘it's covered in blood’ and so I smelled my hands and could smell a metallic blood smell. I was bloody disgusted."
“Liars, and they know it," he added. "I'll keep the cover if I need to prove it.
“If it looks like blood, feels like blood and smells like blood… It's blood. Some c***’s got stabbed.”
The company has explained that the mystery red liquid wasn’t blood, but paint.
A spokesperson for Hermes told the Daily Star: ""We have been in contact with the customer to apologise for any concerns caused.
“There was a spillage of decking stain at one of our depots and a small number of parcels affected.
“We had to relabel them as the paper labels were damaged but as the plastic packaging was intact and the decking stain had dried on it, a decision was taken not to repackage the items. In hindsight that was a mistake and this has been fed back to the relevant teams.”
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