Nee­dles found on beach

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

BEACH-GO­ERS are being warned of the dan­gers of dis­carded nee­dles af­ter sev­eral were found dur­ing a reg­u­lar clean-up.

Five nee­dles were dis­cov­ered on the sand, in sea­weed, and on rocks at Og­more-by-Sea in the Vale of Glam­or­gan in one day.

Trevor McGar­rigle, who set up a beach-clean­ing group called Vol­un­teer Beach Clean seven months ago, is urg­ing par­ents to be aware of the dan­gers.

He said: “It’s not just Og­more beach – we re­cently found a nee­dle at Aberthaw beach as well.

“All my vol­un­teers are care­ful when do­ing a beach clean-up.

“I’m just scared for the pub­lic in case the un­think­able may hap­pen. I was shocked to find so many in a short pe­riod of time.

“Nee­dles are dan­ger­ous and par­ents should be aware of pos­si­ble dan­gers at the beach.”

A Vale of Glam­or­gan Council spokesman said: “We have re­ported this is­sue to the Vale’s com­mu­nity safety team. Og­more beach is pri­vately owned, how­ever we are work­ing with the land owner to re­solve this is­sue.”

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