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Co-op withdraws cherry toy after girl 'almost strangled'

The East of England Co-op has removed a cuddly toy from all of its stores after a four-year-old girl got a toy tangled round her neck.

Emma Charles, of Colchester, in Essex, was left struggling to breathe following the incident.

A pair of joined cherries were part of a range of toys made to look like fruit and vegetables called the Goodness Gang, available to buy after collecting vouchers through Co-op stores.

  • 17 May 2013
  • From the section England