Flood – Discarded Needles Are A Concern

Kenneth Flood

Kenneth Flood

Kenneth Flood, a Sinn Féin candidate in the local government elections was contacted before the weekend by a concerned citizen. Flood says ” at approx 8.30pm this evening (Friday) I was contacted by a father who told me his 8 year old had come across 20 or so syringes, some used, some capped and associated works in a little den the children play in on Widgeon Street, Aston Village.”

Flood told us “I contacted the council emergency number and a council worker called me within 10 minutes. I met him and took him to the scene 5 minutes later where he cleared up all the syringes and paraphernalia.  He told me that this was a growing phenomenon in the town and that council officials were already investigating several instances of this happening.  He assured me I would be contacted in the coming days by a council official.”
Kenneth was outraged and said “I am going to contact the groups in the town that provide assistance to addicts in Drogheda to hightlight this issue and to ask them to please impress upon those to avail of their services to dispose of their works responsibly. Someone is going to get hurt. I also want to thank the council official who acted in a prompt and professional manner that night. I would ask that the council provide whatever equipment is needed to their staff for this type of work.”
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