Glanbrook area parents alerted Hamilton Police Services Friday evening after they had discovered a sewing needle inside a chocolate bar a child had received on Halloween Tuesday night.

The child was trick-or-treating with a group of friends at more than 70 homes in the Mount Hope area. Police have seized the candy bar and wrapping for evidence and have not determined where the incident occurred.

Hamilton Police want to remind parents that tampering to Halloween Candy is rare; a responsible adult should inspect all candy and throw away if they notice any of the following:

An unusual appearance or discolouration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers, or unwrapped items, anything homemade or baked goods.

Hamilton Police urge parents, to inspect their children’s candy and to notify Police if they discover any tampered candy.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Chris Gates by phone at 905- 546-8968.

Anyone who may wish to remain anonymous is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or to submit anonymous tips and information online at