A young boy in australia has admitted to putting needles in strawberries as a "prank". police said the boy, who has not been named, confessed to the gag as investigations continue over deliberate fruit contamination.
they said they still did not know the motive for the attacks and were still looking for suspects.
authorities have complained that the vast majority of the 100 reported cases were hoaxes, and warned that pranksters posting images on facebook claiming that they have discovered tainted fruit could also face prosecution and potential jail time.
"obviously in the last few days we found a young person has admitted to a prank, including putting needles in strawberries," new south wales acting assistant commissioner stuart smith said.
"he'll be dealt with under the youth cautioning system." #news#usa#southafrica#ethiopia#ghana#zimbabwe#lagos#london#september#euro#world#youngboys#boys#strawberry#fruits
An artist who spent 27 years in jail for the m****r of a teenager has been freed after his conviction was overturned.
valentino dixon, who always maintained his innocence, found fame while behind bars in the us through his vivid drawings of golf courses.
he walked free on wednesday after another man formally confessed to the m****r of 17-year-old torriano jackson, who was shot dead in buffalo, new york in 1991.
in emotional scenes outside new york's erie county court, mr dixon hugged his mother, daughter and several other relatives and friends following his release.
after mr dixon's release from prison, erie county district attorney john flynn said the newly-freed man had "brought the gun to the fight".
he said: "mr dixon is innocent of the shooting and of the m****r for what he was found guilty of, but mr dixon brought the gun to the fight. it was mr dixon's gun."
while behind bars, mr dixon rekindled his childhood passion for drawing, often spending 10 hours a day creating vivid coloured pencil landscapes of golf courses.