Drug shock Equipment is found by dog walker near playground
ADOG walker found a shopping bag overflowing with drug paraphernalia while strolling through a park past a children’s play area.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was “saddened” to find the House of Fraser carrier bag contained used needles, syringes, needles, used alcohol wipes and aluminium spoons at Prior’s Farm Playground in Prestbury as she was concerned children or dogs could have picked them up.
Her shocking discovery happened on August 21.
The two dogs she was walking ventured down to Wyman’s Brook that runs parallel to the path, which has a rope swing as she says children are known to jump from one side to the other.
There is also a children’s play area nearby.
The concerned woman said: “I was really saddened that someone or individuals could be so selfish and reckless with items that could cause injury or harm to children or dogs.
“There are so many bins in the vicin
ity that there really is no excuse for that kind of behaviour.”
She noticed the bag next to the water and picked it up thinking it was “just another piece of rubbish”.
The dog walker noticed the bag was quite light.
She peered inside and saw the contents.
She asked a passing couple who were also walking a dog at the park by Imjin Road to have a look.
She decided to tie the top of the bag and put it in the council bin.
The woman said: “All of the needles were capped and therefore not exposed but children still could have picked them up and handled or played with them, or the dogs could have picked them up in their mouths.
“They like picking up the plastic bottles that are left lying around too.”
She did not to call the police or the council because she says there were no actual drugs in the carrier bag, only the paraphernalia remained.
The bag found in Prior’s Farm Playground