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If mums go to Iceland this is what they might find...a syringe filled with heroin
12:10pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
CONCERNS have been raised that a supermarket car park is being used by drug addicts.
A complaint was made to Iceland, in Furtherwick Road, Canvey, after a schoolgirl found a used needle in its car park in the town centre last week.
The syringe was said to have been filled with a brown liquid, believed to have been heroin.
Concerns about the car park were also raised on Facebook.
Iceland store manager Jamie Cracknell said: “We received a complaint from a customer who found a needle in the car park and we removed it straight away.”
Canvey councillor Dave Blackwell, has also reported the incident to the police. He said: “It’s so dangerous. It doesn’t bear thinking about what could’ve happened if the girl had picked it up.
“These drug addicts do need help, but to throw their needles away in a public car park where children could pass is unacceptable.
“Without a doubt there is a drug problem on Canvey. I know other car parks on the island have this same issue because they are dark and ideal places for this sort of thing.
“It is one of the hardest things for the police to resolve. To be fair to the police they were straight down there to sort it out.”
Chris Wood, District Inspector for Castle Point, said his officers will now be monitoring the site to ensure it does not become a persistent problem.
He said: “This is not an area which has previously been identified for drug use, but clearly this is not what we want. It presents all sorts of dangers to people if they come into contact with drugs paraphernalia.
“This is something we are aware of and we have been down there and will continue to monitor the situation.”
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