Mum dis­gusted by find at Cov park

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS - By FIONNULA HAINEY

A COVEN­TRY mum was left dis­gusted by a shock­ing dis­cov­ery at a city park.

Bri­ony took her kids to Caludon Cas­tle park on Sun­day to use the chil­dren’s play area to get them out of the house af­ter Christ­mas.

But the dis­traught mum told the Tele­graph she got straight back in the car and turned around af­ter be­ing greeted with a ‘vile’ sight.

The mum took a video show­ing over 100 small sil­ver cap­sules, which are used to dis­pense laugh­ing gas.

“It’s not some­thing you want to be greeted with when you take your kids to the park,” Bri­ony said. “I thought it was vile. “It’s a fam­ily park where there’s al­ways kids play­ing and there’s a big chil­dren’s area.

“Kids are like mag­pies, if they see some­thing shiny they want it.”

Bri­ony, who now lives in Wyken af­ter mov­ing from Wil­len­hall, said she was sur­prised by the dis­cov­ery.

“You wouldn’t ex­pect it here,” she added.

Laugh­ing gas, which is usu­ally used for med­i­cal pur­poses as pain re­lief, has be­come a dan­ger­ous craze in re­cent years.

In­hal­ing ni­trous ox­ide can lead to a drop in blood pres­sure, faint­ing and even a heart at­tack.

Although it is il­le­gal to sell it for hu­man con­sump­tion, the gas can be eas­ily bought on­line as it is also used in the pro­duc­tion of whipped cream. Bri­ony re­ported the mess to Coven­try City Coun­cil. The Tele­graph con­tacted the coun­cil for a com­ment but has re­ceived no re­ply at the time of pub­li­ca­tion.

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