Kara, four, gets fish bone stuck in mouth

This Is Wiltshire: A fish bone measuring 1.5in got stuck in the mouth of Kara Moore aged four, pictured with mum April A fish bone measuring 1.5in got stuck in the mouth of Kara Moore aged four, pictured with mum April

WHEN little Kara Moore munched into her fish dinner, she certainly didn’t expect to end it with a fish bone lodged in her mouth.

The four-year-old from Chiseldon was eating dinner with her family when the bone, which was more than an inch long, impaled the roof of her mouth.

Her mum, April, who also has two older children, said: “She said ‘mummy my mouth hurts’ and she was crying and she sounded muffled. So I took a look and there was this fish bone lodged in the roof of her mouth. It was over an inch long. It was absolutely disgusting.

“She was ok. I just pulled it out but her mouth started bleeding, and children don’t like the sight of blood anyway but she began to panic about it.

“I know that fish has bones in it and the box did say there might be bones but you don’t expect to find a bone that big.

“She has been a bit off her food after it happened, but children get over things quite quickly. I just want to warn other parents to look out.”

After the incident, April tried to call Morrisons’ customer services line.

The 26-year-old said: “They told me that someone would call me back. I called again on March 10 and again they said they would call me back, but nobody did. I tried again last Thursday morning but I am still waiting to hear back.

“Something really needs to be done because it’s unacceptable. It’s the principle.

“Obviously there are bones in fish but they shouldn’t be that big, and if it had gone down the wrong way or got stuck somewhere else it could have been a lot worse.”

April bought the own-brand Chunky Battered Cod fillets from the new Morrisons store in Eldene, which opened last month.

She said: “We needed some shopping and I thought I’d go along and see what the new Morrisons was like.

“I just hope it won’t stop her eating fish again.”

A Morrisons spokesman said: “We’re sorry for taking so long to get back to Ms Moore. On this occasion she clearly didn’t receive the level of customer service to which she was entitled. We are investigating why the process has taken so long.”

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9:14am Sat 15 Mar 14

anotherimigrant says...

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  • Score: 26

10:41am Sat 15 Mar 14

southside7 says...

Has she really got that much time on her hands? Come round my house, there's loads of jobs to do. Always got to blame someone else. You are the type of person that epitomises Britain's social decay. Just get some fresh air.
Has she really got that much time on her hands? Come round my house, there's loads of jobs to do. Always got to blame someone else. You are the type of person that epitomises Britain's social decay. Just get some fresh air. southside7
  • Score: 24

9:17pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Oik1 says...

Well said southside7,
just what is this stupid woman aiming to do, complain that fish have bones?
The box clearly stated 'may contain bones', I'm dammed sure it dosn't say anything about the size of bones.
She's the parent, it's about time she took responsibility about what SHE feeds her kid.
Well said southside7, just what is this stupid woman aiming to do, complain that fish have bones? The box clearly stated 'may contain bones', I'm dammed sure it dosn't say anything about the size of bones. She's the parent, it's about time she took responsibility about what SHE feeds her kid. Oik1
  • Score: 17

9:11am Sun 16 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Oik1 wrote:
Well said southside7,
just what is this stupid woman aiming to do, complain that fish have bones?
The box clearly stated 'may contain bones', I'm dammed sure it dosn't say anything about the size of bones.
She's the parent, it's about time she took responsibility about what SHE feeds her kid.
Oik1 : The box clearly stated 'may contain bones' so I have to agree with you. The bigger the bones the better for a mother to spot too ! Morrisons are blameless in this connection anyway i.m.o.
[quote][p][bold]Oik1[/bold] wrote: Well said southside7, just what is this stupid woman aiming to do, complain that fish have bones? The box clearly stated 'may contain bones', I'm dammed sure it dosn't say anything about the size of bones. She's the parent, it's about time she took responsibility about what SHE feeds her kid.[/p][/quote]Oik1 : The box clearly stated 'may contain bones' so I have to agree with you. The bigger the bones the better for a mother to spot too ! Morrisons are blameless in this connection anyway i.m.o. umpcah
  • Score: 13

2:31pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Klinkerhoffen says...

What next?

A story about a kid choking on a peanut from a packet of peanuts?
Burning their mouths of a hot cup of coffee?
Cola going up their nose?
Getting chewing gum stuck in their hair?

.... Whats the purpose of this story? To help this woman make some kind of spurious claim for damages? To warn other parents of blatantly obvious risks?

I just don't get it.

What I do get is that it must have been a short news day.

Come on Advertiser, you can do better than this.
What next? A story about a kid choking on a peanut from a packet of peanuts? Burning their mouths of a hot cup of coffee? Cola going up their nose? Getting chewing gum stuck in their hair? .... Whats the purpose of this story? To help this woman make some kind of spurious claim for damages? To warn other parents of blatantly obvious risks? I just don't get it. What I do get is that it must have been a short news day. Come on Advertiser, you can do better than this. Klinkerhoffen
  • Score: 10

4:39pm Sun 16 Mar 14

house on the hill says...

Typical of far too many parents today, nothing is ever their fault and never learned the meaning of the word responsibility. Just as well chips don't have bones in them or kids really would be in trouble! Feel sorry for the child with a mother like that.
Typical of far too many parents today, nothing is ever their fault and never learned the meaning of the word responsibility. Just as well chips don't have bones in them or kids really would be in trouble! Feel sorry for the child with a mother like that. house on the hill
  • Score: 11

6:21pm Sun 16 Mar 14

timt1964 says...

avoided temptation but cant help myself..............
..........."may contain bones" is enough warning for normal people.what next,warnings on fizzy drinks "may contain bubbles".this young lady was just unlucky but how many of us have been in this situation and just shrugged our shoulders and got on with life.these days the adver encourages this "where theres blame theres a claim" mentality.i got one of those new flash eraser sponges,it said "do not use on skin or any part of the body".are people that stupid?.........
avoided temptation but cant help myself.............. ..........."may contain bones" is enough warning for normal people.what next,warnings on fizzy drinks "may contain bubbles".this young lady was just unlucky but how many of us have been in this situation and just shrugged our shoulders and got on with life.these days the adver encourages this "where theres blame theres a claim" mentality.i got one of those new flash eraser sponges,it said "do not use on skin or any part of the body".are people that stupid?......... timt1964
  • Score: 8

7:39pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Moth says...

I used to live in a little fishing village when my son was small so fresh fish was often on the menu. We had to fillet the fish ourselves. Yes, he found the occasional bone, just pulled it out and carried on eating the fish.

He's an adult now and still loves fish.

Too many parents mollycoddle their kids these days (and let's not forget the 5 minutes of fame). Finding the odd fishbone, large or small happens.
I used to live in a little fishing village when my son was small so fresh fish was often on the menu. We had to fillet the fish ourselves. Yes, he found the occasional bone, just pulled it out and carried on eating the fish. He's an adult now and still loves fish. Too many parents mollycoddle their kids these days (and let's not forget the 5 minutes of fame). Finding the odd fishbone, large or small happens. Moth
  • Score: 9

8:00pm Sun 16 Mar 14

chippenette says...

Another slow news day for the adver . Why on earth would this merit being in the news , the reporter must be as stupid to be making a story out of it .Vouchers on the way from Morrisons as I type I daresay .
Another slow news day for the adver . Why on earth would this merit being in the news , the reporter must be as stupid to be making a story out of it .Vouchers on the way from Morrisons as I type I daresay . chippenette
  • Score: 8

8:49pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Mukkin says...

Poor little lovey, all wrapped up in cotton wool and ready for the next dumbed down generation, It could have been so much worse, imagine if she had been eating a burger, only to discover it was horse!!.........oh wait a minute ;-D
Poor little lovey, all wrapped up in cotton wool and ready for the next dumbed down generation, It could have been so much worse, imagine if she had been eating a burger, only to discover it was horse!!.........oh wait a minute ;-D Mukkin
  • Score: 9

9:43pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Tyran66 says...

Jellyfish from now on I guess?
Jellyfish from now on I guess? Tyran66
  • Score: 9

8:49am Mon 17 Mar 14

umpcah says...

Is Kara out of danger now ? Has the manager at Morrison`s resigned ? Come on Adver please keep us posted !
Is Kara out of danger now ? Has the manager at Morrison`s resigned ? Come on Adver please keep us posted ! umpcah
  • Score: 9

11:15am Mon 17 Mar 14

viewreader says...

Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.
Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled. viewreader
  • Score: -10

1:16pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Amberflame says...

viewreader wrote:
Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.
I don't think you have done yourself any favours posting this!
[quote][p][bold]viewreader[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.[/p][/quote]I don't think you have done yourself any favours posting this! Amberflame
  • Score: 6

1:28pm Mon 17 Mar 14

back_to_reality says...

viewreader wrote:
Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.
This attempt at a post just about says it all really.

Another illiterate chav looking for something for nothing.
[quote][p][bold]viewreader[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.[/p][/quote]This attempt at a post just about says it all really. Another illiterate chav looking for something for nothing. back_to_reality
  • Score: 8

1:29pm Mon 17 Mar 14

viewreader says...

Well sorry if it offends people. But I have a right to have a say when people are saying bad things about myself and what I do in my time etc. So I have every right to defend myself too. The fish is bone less n skinless stated on front of packaging!!!!!!!!!!!
Well sorry if it offends people. But I have a right to have a say when people are saying bad things about myself and what I do in my time etc. So I have every right to defend myself too. The fish is bone less n skinless stated on front of packaging!!!!!!!!!!! viewreader
  • Score: -6

1:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Amberflame says...

viewreader wrote:
Well sorry if it offends people. But I have a right to have a say when people are saying bad things about myself and what I do in my time etc. So I have every right to defend myself too. The fish is bone less n skinless stated on front of packaging!!!!!!!!!!!
These type of stories will always get the same reaction from readers I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]viewreader[/bold] wrote: Well sorry if it offends people. But I have a right to have a say when people are saying bad things about myself and what I do in my time etc. So I have every right to defend myself too. The fish is bone less n skinless stated on front of packaging!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]These type of stories will always get the same reaction from readers I'm afraid. Amberflame
  • Score: -1

1:50pm Mon 17 Mar 14

viewreader says...

I understand everyone has different veiws but being called a chav n horrid mum is unacceptable. I am a working mum who do right by my children one thing is unacceptable is being all called alsorts. I have diff veiws to others and I am sorry if people don't like it them maybe they shouldnt read it.
I understand everyone has different veiws but being called a chav n horrid mum is unacceptable. I am a working mum who do right by my children one thing is unacceptable is being all called alsorts. I have diff veiws to others and I am sorry if people don't like it them maybe they shouldnt read it. viewreader
  • Score: -3

4:21pm Mon 17 Mar 14

umpcah says...

viewreader wrote:
I understand everyone has different veiws but being called a chav n horrid mum is unacceptable. I am a working mum who do right by my children one thing is unacceptable is being all called alsorts. I have diff veiws to others and I am sorry if people don't like it them maybe they shouldnt read it.
maybe they shouldnt read it. - like you with warnings printed on food packets ?
[quote][p][bold]viewreader[/bold] wrote: I understand everyone has different veiws but being called a chav n horrid mum is unacceptable. I am a working mum who do right by my children one thing is unacceptable is being all called alsorts. I have diff veiws to others and I am sorry if people don't like it them maybe they shouldnt read it.[/p][/quote]maybe they shouldnt read it. - like you with warnings printed on food packets ? umpcah
  • Score: 3

7:24pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Moth says...

back_to_reality wrote:
viewreader wrote:
Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.
This attempt at a post just about says it all really.

Another illiterate chav looking for something for nothing.
Exactly what I was thinking back_to_reality. There are classes for people who have difficulty reading and writing. Perhaps this lady might want to look into this so she'll have an easier time reading the warnings that are printed on food packages.
[quote][p][bold]back_to_reality[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]viewreader[/bold] wrote: Thanks for all your comments can I just get one thing clean I do not mommycuddle my children and its the principle that I understands there r remains of bones in fish but not to that extent it 1.5 inch my concern is if my daughter had of swolled the bone we could a well an truly diff story now. I have not done it for fame I clearly done it because of the size if the bone. I am pretty sure if it was any of your children and they swolled it u would be doing the same. I have not done it for a claim or fame I reported story as I feel it was disappoing that they never checked there products properly... and also I will put blame on myself but not for feeding my children food they want. You can slate me all you want as if the shoe was on the other foot sure you ve doing same thing. Just glad it was jusr wedged in mouth rather then swolled.[/p][/quote]This attempt at a post just about says it all really. Another illiterate chav looking for something for nothing.[/p][/quote]Exactly what I was thinking back_to_reality. There are classes for people who have difficulty reading and writing. Perhaps this lady might want to look into this so she'll have an easier time reading the warnings that are printed on food packages. Moth
  • Score: 1

10:03pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mukkin says...

I don't want to come across as a grammar policeman, however, the use of text speak in the ladies comments speaks volumes :-D
I don't want to come across as a grammar policeman, however, the use of text speak in the ladies comments speaks volumes :-D Mukkin
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mukkin says...

I of course meant lady's :P
I of course meant lady's :P Mukkin
  • Score: 0

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