Drug shock Equip­ment is found by dog walker near play­ground

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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

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