Drug concern after find
Used drug needles have been removed from a bin shed in a housing estate in Motherwell.
Concerned constituents contacted Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig councillor Nathan Wilson, below, after noticing that needles had been left lying between the bins at the Cairnwell Gardens block of flats in Motherwell.
The flats at Cairnwell Gardens have two primary bin sheds and the needles were found at the one located in front of the odd numbered block of flats.
Shortly after the incident had been reported by the Scottish Conservative Councillor, front line operatives arrived at the scene to remove the needles and their containers.
A full sweep of the vicinity was also conducted to ensure that no more used needles were present in the area.
Councillor Wilson was informed that one of the needles was still ‘live’and represented a clear danger to any individual who came into contact with it.
Councillor Wilson said:“I was very concerned to be made aware that drug needles had been dumped between residents’bins at Cairnwell Gardens as this obviously represented a clear health risk to those individuals living in the surrounding properties.
“Environment officers and front line operatives acted very quickly to remove the needles from the area and I thank them for doing so particularly after it was discovered that at least one of them represented a danger to anyone coming into contact with it.
“I would ask that residents remain vigilant to any repeat incidents and report them to myself or the council directly to ensure that the matter is addressed within the shortest possible time frame.”
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