South West Wales

Swansea factory worker slipped laxative as 'silly joke'

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A Swansea factory worker has been ordered to compensate a colleague after secretly slipping a laxative into his soup as a "silly joke".

Krystof Jedizejczyk, 40, admitted dropping a tablet into a soup bowl during a night shift, but his victim spotted it and reported it.

Swansea Crown Court heard the pair worked together at ready meal makers Fei Foods, but had fallen out.

Jedizejczyk of Swansea was ordered to pay £400 compensation.

He was also handed a 12-month community order and 150 hours of community service.

Jedizejczyk told police it was a "silly joke" - but later admitted it was a serious offence.