A POLICE probe has been launched after judges' lunches at a London court were served up laced with urine.
Judges and barristers at Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London complained that the food smelled 'a bit off'.
Initial investigations discovered the lunches had been spiked with urine – possibly by someone with a grudge against the legal system. It is unknown how long the food had been being peed on.
All kitchen staff have been suspended and temporary replacements brought in while the police investigate.
Judges, lawyers and court staff have been sent letters saying the matter is being taken 'very seriously', according to The Sun newspaper.
The letter added that if anyone is feeling unwell after eating the food they should contact a doctor.
Police in London confirmed they had launched a joint 'food contamination' investigation alongside Redbridge Council.
A source told The Sun: 'Hygiene inspectors started an investigation. People are worried there might be someone working in the kitchens with a serious grudge against the legal system.
'They've suspended the entire catering staff including many old women who have worked there for donkey's years.
'New people have been brought in temporarily while the police conduct their investigation.'