éirígí in Newry have raised concerns after a Derrybeg resident came across a syringe close to a children’s play park.
The syringe was found in Second Avenue, where many young people play daily.
Commenting on the incident éirígí's Newry spokesperson Stephen Murney said “A local resident contacted our party after they came across a syringe lying in the street. The resident then safely disposed of the syringe”
“While it’s unclear if the syringe was for legitimate medical use or if it was of a more sinister background, the very fact that it was left lying in a residential street, a few yards from a children’s play park is very concerning”
Stephen continued “If a young child had of come across this syringe, the outcome could have been very serious. I would urge any young people who may come across anything of this nature not to touch it but to contact a responsible adult, to ensure that it is disposed of responsibly”