By Harriet Whitehead
A mum was left shocked after claiming she discovered a dead GOLDFISH in the packaging of a bag she ordered as a gift from Boohoo.
Nikki Goodwin, 34, had ordered the black pleather handbag as a present for her 15-year-old daughter Tayla Clarkson.
But the teen was horrified when she unwrapped the gift on Wednesday and allegedly saw the long-deceased slippery creature.
Mum-of-three Nikki, who thinks the fished was popped in the bag as a prank by one of the warehouse staff, has since been offered a full refund and £20 voucher.
Nikki, from London, said: “Tayla was pretty excited about getting a new bag, she’d been asking for one for school for a while so I let her order one using my card.
“She came in from school and took the package upstairs then I just heard this scream. It was a really girly, dramatic scream. I was thinking ‘what now?’
“She said ‘there’s a fish’ and I was thinking that it was a prank and maybe one of the boys at school had put one in her schoolbag.
“She sent me a picture from upstairs and it was in the packaging on her bed.
“I went upstairs picked it up within the packaging and took some photos.
“It was all fossil-like. It had gone all hard from decomposing. It had a hard coating on it and you could just about see its eye and mouth.
“It was only a couple of inches long but it did stink when you got close to it.
“I was thinking ‘how the hell did it get there?’ I thought it was someone in the packaging factory having a laugh.
“My daughter was grossed out by it but I could see the funny side. She’s seeing the funny side of it now.”
Full-time mum Nikki said she messaged Boohoo on Facebook and they offered her a £20 voucher and have promised her a full refund.
And incredibly, teen Tayla hasn’t been put off using the handbag.
Nikki said: “It’s not put me off shopping there again. I’m not that squeamish.
“It just makes me wonder what might come in the next package.
“Tayla kept the bag and is using it so she’s not too traumatised.”
Boohoo has been contacted for comment.