A leading fish 'n' chip shop has admitted that portions of fried fish were heavily contaminated with traces of sea-horse.
The supply of fish was obtained from parts of the North Sea - which links up with France, Holland and Scandinavia. Iceland may also be involved in the supply chain.
"But none of our customers has said anything about this," said Len Batter, owner of the fish 'n' chip shop. "They love our fish 'n' chips. As soon as they're served, they just hoof them down."
However, one disgruntled customer did complain when his piece of fish escaped and leapt over a fence near Sandown Park.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) are applying tough new tests, and have already found traces of jockey in some of the sea-horses.
A Government minister has declared the North Sea a 'No-Go' area until they have decided which one of our neigh-bours owns the sea-horses. "In the mean-time, we'll just have to reign them in," he said.