The district of Whitechapel was in a state of shock last night after a man in a suit was spotted buying a tin of mangos in syrup in a convenience store in Commercial Road.
The man, who refused to speak to witnesses despite being challenged on a number of occasions, then disappeared into Whitechapel tube station where he was observed getting on a westbound District Line train heading for Victoria.
One witness to the incident was 32-year-old builder, Toby Dell, who told us: “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this bloke in a suit buy those mangos.
“He seemed to treat the whole thing as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
“He was probably foreign. A Polish gyppo or an illegal Somali benefits cheat I shouldn’t wonder”
Police have asked the public not to approach this man, as he may use the tin as a weapon, but to dial 999 immediately and then seek cover in a nearby shop or something along those lines.