Baby found bag of white powder on floor of Bristol pub
A MUM was horrified to find her baby son perilously close to a bag of white powder as he played on the floor in a family pub.
Verity Garton could not believe what she saw when Kobi, who is two next month, said "look mummy" in the Yeoman, Whitchurch.
They had gone to the pub on the Wells Road for lunch last Friday with Verity's friend Alice Mullins and her four-month-old son Rory.
Having bought some drinks, Rory was in his buggy and Kobi on the floor playing with his toys.
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Verity, 25, said: "My little boy found this little sealable plastic bag with white powder in it. Thank God he actually said 'look mummy'. I know him and he would have put that in his mouth.
"I just thought 'what the hell is that?' then straight away I thought that looks like cocaine. You don't expect something like that to happen when you go out for lunch."
The 25-year-old, of Durweston Walk, Stockwood, added: "I didn't touch it because I thought it was drugs.
"I went straight to the bar staff and said there's something that looks like cocaine on the floor over there.
"We didn't have any lunch, we just left the pub and I called the police on the 101 number.
"The person on the phone asked if I still had the package on me – obviously not, I had given it in at the pub.
"The police basically told me there was nothing they could do unless the bar staff reported it to them."
Alice, 17, of Wharncliffe Gardens, Whitchurch, said: "I was speechless when we saw it."
A spokeswoman for the Yeoman, a Mitchells & Butlers pub, said: "The safety of our employees and guests is extremely important to us and we would like to formally thank the customer for quickly bringing the matter to our attention.
"The pub's manager, a respected licence holder who has been with us for many years, is currently in contact with the local police."
Avon and Somerset police spokesman Martin Dunscombe said: "Police were called with information that a bag containing a powder had been found in a pub and handed to staff.
"No information was provided about what the powder might be. The bag was left with bar staff."
The nature of the white powder is not yet known.