Islington’s vodka drinkers have been at risk of more than a hangover, after counterfeit vodka was found, contaminated with methanol.
It turns out that methanol can blind you – not just make you blind drunk. A list of the symptoms of methanol poisoning starts off like a bad night – headache, dizziness, nausea, lack of coordination, confusion, drowsiness – but goes on to unconsciousness and death.
So action by Islington Council to confiscate the blinding booze and prosecute its pushers is welcome.
I was amused to see that Terry Stacy, announcing the news, said the Council’s action sent out a clear message….