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Police in Tewkesbury are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a number of needles were found in a public bin.
On Wednesday (27 April), a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team attended an address in Wheal Road after the homeowner reported finding a bag of rubbish in their outdoor bin that didn’t belong to them.
The homeowner had tried to push the rubbish down in the bin to make way for more before seeing an uncapped needle poking through the bag and narrowly missing a needle stick injury.
A number of uncapped needles were recovered from the bin and safely disposed of with information also being passed to Environmental Health colleagues.
Police are now liaising with partner agencies to resolve the issue of needles being left in bins and are asking members of the public to remain vigilant should they see any suspicious activity.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the local team by completing the following online form: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/id-like-to-contact-an-officer-or-member-of-police-staff/
Information can also be submitted by calling 101 and quoting incident 263 of 27 April.