Needles found at Wisbech park

Skate park in Bath road Wisbech,

Skate park in Bath road Wisbech, - Credit: Archant

PARENTS are being urged to tell their children about the dangers of syringes after an eight year old boy and his friend found three discarded needles at a Wisbech park.

PARENTS are being urged to tell their children about the dangers of syringes after an eight year old boy and his friend found three discarded needles at a Wisbech park.

They found the syringes over Bank Holiday weekend as they played in bushes at the Bath Road skate park.

The find prompted a call from one of the boys’ family to urge others to be on their guard against the dangers of needles.

Councillor Dave Patrick, one of the boys’ grandfather, said: “Taking drugs in a children’s play area means the users are putting children’s lives at risk which I find horrendous.


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“It is part of an increasing anti social behaviour problem in Wisbech that needs tackling.

“We need more community policing.”

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The boy’s mother, Sarah Patrick, said she had warned her son of the dangers of finding needles so he knew not to touch them but instead immediately tell an adult.

“It is a sad world we live in when we have to warn our kids about needles,” she said.

“If people have a habit they should keep it to within their own home, bringing it out into the public where children play is beyond selfish.

“If a child fell or accidentally touched it then who knows how ill they could become,” she said.

A spokesman for Fenland District Council said: “As soon as we heard about this, we sent our Rapid Response team out to investigate.

“We advise anyone who finds any needles not to touch them but to report them to us immediately and tell us exactly where they are.”

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