Warning over deadly moonshine

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Licensees are being warned potentially fatal bottles of whisky may be in circulation in the Midlands following the discovery of an illegal still at a...

Licensees are being warned potentially fatal bottles of whisky may be in circulation in the Midlands following the discovery of an illegal still at a farm near Stourbridge. Customs officers are warning anyone who may have boughtbottles of the bootleg booze not to drink it, but to contact them instead via a confidential helpline. Officers swooped on isolated farm buildings between Enville and Bridgnorth and dismantled the operation. They found a distillery, bottling machine, labelled bottles and cases. The whisky was bottled under the name Highland Game. A Customs & Excise spokesman said the alcohol content in the whisky may be so high it could induce fits, fainting or even death. "The distillery had the capacity to produce thousands of litres of whisky," he said. "The people who set up stills like this do not have the facility to purify the alcohol and so there could be serious risks to health." Officers also discovered an illegal fuel laundering plant on the same site. Anyone with any doubts about whisky they've bought should contact the confidential helpline on 0800 595 000.

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