A pensioner found herself with a McDonald's UNhappy meal after discovering a wasp in her drink.

Helen Cumming was horrified when she took the lid off her cup of Coke and found the insect swimming around inside.

The 65-year-old's son contacted the store to complain but has been left feeling let down at the way her complaint was handled.

Mrs Cumming said: "I'm just glad I always take the lid off my drink and never use a straw or I would have drunk the Coke without realising what was inside.

"I couldn't believe it when I took the lid off and saw the wasp in my drink. It was still living too.

"My younger son phoned the store to speak to the manager and they just said that if I would like to come back in I could have a replacement.

"There was no apology and they didn't seem that bothered."

Mrs Cumming bought two Big Mac meals from the branch in Anniesland on the way home to Clydebank after having taken her cat to the vet.

Her son took one of them and she had the other.

Fortunately, she removed the lid of the drink before tucking in and spotted the creature.

Her son has since contacted the McDonald's head office to take the complaint further.

The family is being sent a plastic bag in which to send the wasp to the burger chain for "further investigation."

Mrs Cumming's son, who asked not to be named, said: "I'm not sure what sort of investigation they are going to do. A tiny autopsy?

"We just want an apology and reassurance that the branch will take steps to make sure this does not happen again."

Mrs Cumming added: "It was such a shock. It could have been a child who ended up with that drink.

"What if you were allergic? Or you were stung by it?

"It's a disgrace."

A spokesman for McDonald's said: "As soon as this was brought to our attention the store immediately launched an investigation.

"Food and drink safety is our highest priority and we follow rigorous standards in order to avoid any imperfections in our products.

"The restaurant team found no other drinks were affected and we have asked the customer to send the object in to help determine its origin.

"Our Customer Services team will be in touch with Mr Cummings once this investigation concludes.”