Tesco investigates after mothers Achilles tendon is sliced open when bag splits

first_imgWhen you buy a bag you expect it to at least survive the journey homeEve Weller Tesco is investigating after a glass bottle fell through a woman’s “inadequate” carrier bag and severed her Achilles tendon. Eve Weller, 26, claimed she was walking home from Tesco Metro in Plymouth when her plastic bag, which only contained one bottle of Lambrini, ripped.The bottle shattered and a chunk of glass sliced into the back of her ankle, through her tendon and down to the bone. Surgeons were able to re-attach the fibres – which connect muscle to a bone – but the mother-of-two has been left unable to walk. Tesco said it was urgently investigating the claim “At first I didn’t even feel it as I just thought ‘oh no I’ve dropped the wine’,” she said.  “I looked down and saw a bit of blood and went to get a plaster out my bag as I always carry them for the kids. “I went to move my foot and I just couldn’t move. I looked down and there was this river of blood.”I don’t really remember everything after that. A man stopped to look after me and was trying to keep me conscious while someone rang the ambulance.”She was taken to Derriford Hospital by a passing police car, where she spent four nights. She now has her leg in plaster and soft bandages and doctors said it could be up to a year before the tendon is fully healed.center_img Tesco said it was urgently investigating the claimCredit:Micha Theiner/REX Shutterstock Miss Weller, who is a sales leader from Plymouth, Devon, has now criticised the supermarket for its “inadequate” bags and said they should be strong enough to hold a single bottle for more than 20 minutes. Last night, Tesco said it was urgently investigating the claim. A spokesman added: “We take great care to ensure our carrier bags are strong and robust so they safely hold our customers’ shopping.” Miss Weller said she had bought the £2.75cl bottle of Lambrini from the Tesco Metro to share with her mother Paula Walker, 49, during a planned movie night in.She put it in a single 5p bag – without any other items – and left the store to get the bus home. But the bag split after she got off the bus causing the bottle to smash to the ground. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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