A woman has been left with third-degree burns after she dropped a cup of Costa Coffee tea in her lap while on a date.
Melissa Postello was in the passenger seat at a drive-through in Sheffield’s Meadowhall when she lost grip of the cup.
It spilled in the 23-year-old’s lap causing her severe burns to her crotch area.
Retail worker Miss Postello was wearing shorts and tights at the time – and has now been told she might need skin grafts.
She spent 20 minutes in a cold bath before going to A&E when the pain did not subside.
Miss Postello later complained to Costa Coffee on Facebook, describing her pain and posting: “Costa has said that they will investigate the branch, but I just want to warn people that this can even happen.
“At home, I’ve spilled a little bit of boiling water on myself, and its hurt but it hasn’t been anything like this.”
She hasn’t spoke with her date since the incident.