The discovery of drug apparatus in a Newry housing estate has prompted, the socialist republican party, éirígí to urge local residents to be cautious if they come across such items.
Commenting on the sinister discovery éirígí's Newry representative Stephen Murney said "A concerned member of the public contacted our party following the discovery of syringes lying in the street in the Mourneview area of Newry.
"The local resident described how up to eight syringes have been found and disposed of in the past three weeks in the same area"
Stephen continued "The fact that these syringes were found lying in a residential street is alarming to say the least. If a child had have come across any of these items the outcome could be very serious."
Murney added "This comes after local council employees also raised concerns after similar syringes and needles were found in public toilets in the town centre.
"I want to thank the local resident for making us aware of this. The scourge of drugs can destroy and ravage entire communities. It is an evil epidemic and one that needs to be challenged and addressed. In particular I would urge young people, who may come across such items, not to touch them but to contact a responsible adult to ensure that they are disposed of in a safe manner.