My children found needle full of heroin in our back garden

WORRIED FAMILIES: Michelle Dean, front left, with Jody Foster, front right, Elisabete Castro and Emma Wood, back right, with their children

DANGEROUS: A hypodermic needle found in a garden at Argyll Road in Boscombe

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A HYPODERMIC needle filled with heroin was found by children playing in their Boscombe garden.

The youngsters and their parents live in Argyll Road near a phone box which has become a regular haunt of drug dealers and their clients.

Fortunately the children were careful not to touch the needle or a second empty syringe beside it.

Now their families are warning other residents to be alert for discarded syringes in the area, and are calling for the phone box to be removed or switched to card payment only.

Michelle Dean, 30, whose daughters discovered the needles, said: “I was shocked and absolutely disgusted.

“I'm lucky my children knew not to touch them but what if it had been younger children playing doctors and nurses.

“All the children from this building play out here together and I don't see why they shouldn't be able to play safely in their own garden.”

She said she had had strangers try to break into her flat, even during the night.

“I think the phone box needs to go, it is a meeting and greeting point for druggies and you see them walking around all of the time.”

Neighbour Trevor, 49, said the box - near to a nursing home and a church - should be altered to only accept payment cards so it can still be used for emergency calls.

“I think it is used because it is out of the way, I guess some of them must have been startled by police the other day so they threw the needles over the fence,” he said.

“You can hear the addicts calling the dealers on the phone, and then shouting at each other, kicking the phone box and so on.

“It is a shame because this is a great place to live. The police are here as often as they can be.

“I just want to warn parents in the area to be aware of the danger of their children finding something like this.”

BT spokesman Jason Mann said they had not received any complaints regarding the phone kiosk.

“It is a well-used kiosk and we wouldn't usually remove a payphone which is clearly providing a useful service for the local community.”

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10:35am Mon 21 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

Boscombe? Drugs? Are you sure?
Boscombe? Drugs? Are you sure? Controversial But True
  • Score: 57

10:44am Mon 21 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Well it is Boscombe after all, what do you expect......
Well it is Boscombe after all, what do you expect...... burgerboy
  • Score: 45

10:46am Mon 21 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

BT Said "It is a well-used kiosk" It may be legal but is it ethical for BT to be profiting from the illegal drugs trade ? Perhaps BT could provide details of the phone numbers called by users of the phone to the police to help them track down local drug dealers.
BT Said "It is a well-used kiosk" It may be legal but is it ethical for BT to be profiting from the illegal drugs trade ? Perhaps BT could provide details of the phone numbers called by users of the phone to the police to help them track down local drug dealers. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 56

11:02am Mon 21 Jul 14

muscliffman says...

We presumably await the standard sound bite reassurance from a hapless Boscombe Councillor that this is of course 'an isolated incident'.

Indeed probably it will be portrayed as a 'wonderful and exciting' example of how the Council 'regeneration' is working so well, because no needles have been found in any other Boscombe gardens..... so far today anyway.

There must be competent capable people out there who both want to and could get a serious grip on Boscombe, but at present far too many influences are preventing them. So inevitably tomorrow, just more of the same.
We presumably await the standard sound bite reassurance from a hapless Boscombe Councillor that this is of course 'an isolated incident'. Indeed probably it will be portrayed as a 'wonderful and exciting' example of how the Council 'regeneration' is working so well, because no needles have been found in any other Boscombe gardens..... so far today anyway. There must be competent capable people out there who both want to and could get a serious grip on Boscombe, but at present far too many influences are preventing them. So inevitably tomorrow, just more of the same. muscliffman
  • Score: 32

11:08am Mon 21 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The police if they wanted could apply to the Home Office for permission to tap the line. Perhaps they already are doing so. There is much going on joe public will never get to know.
Maybe the Americans are tapping our police tapping the dealers. if you use any phone anywhere the yanks can be listening in. Thats why Osama Bin Laden never trusted phones. Mostly his messages were passed person to person .Very wise too.
Although ultimately tht wss how he was found, in Pakistan, by following his most trusted messenger for a year or so.
The police if they wanted could apply to the Home Office for permission to tap the line. Perhaps they already are doing so. There is much going on joe public will never get to know. Maybe the Americans are tapping our police tapping the dealers. if you use any phone anywhere the yanks can be listening in. Thats why Osama Bin Laden never trusted phones. Mostly his messages were passed person to person .Very wise too. Although ultimately tht wss how he was found, in Pakistan, by following his most trusted messenger for a year or so. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 27

11:16am Mon 21 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Well Councillor Kelly this 'Isn't wonderful for Boscombe !' So after the drug raids last week the industry will always carry on feeding an illegal economy.It's too big.So I wonder what the 'big wigs' learned last week at the 'big' meeting at clown hall on rough sleepers, anti-social behaviour,etc.Nothin
g.just another buffet and clueless individuals out of touch and hopefully out of office.
Well Councillor Kelly this 'Isn't wonderful for Boscombe !' So after the drug raids last week the industry will always carry on feeding an illegal economy.It's too big.So I wonder what the 'big wigs' learned last week at the 'big' meeting at clown hall on rough sleepers, anti-social behaviour,etc.Nothin g.just another buffet and clueless individuals out of touch and hopefully out of office. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 31

11:29am Mon 21 Jul 14

dorsettech says...

I hate to burst the bubble but there are regularly needles left behind the Tesco Express in Westbourne. I think the official line is that someone from Boscombe must have put them there
I hate to burst the bubble but there are regularly needles left behind the Tesco Express in Westbourne. I think the official line is that someone from Boscombe must have put them there dorsettech
  • Score: 43

11:44am Mon 21 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it? caapprentice
  • Score: 24

11:47am Mon 21 Jul 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them?
Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them? Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 35

12:30pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

This is one of the drawbacks living in rehab central.
This is one of the drawbacks living in rehab central. BIGTONE
  • Score: 39

12:31pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Boscgrrl says...

burgerboy wrote:
Well it is Boscombe after all, what do you expect......
You expect to be able use your garden without finding heroin needles. Remember the vast majority of Boscombe residents are just normal people. There are some HMO's and treatment facilities which cause massive problems but the people living in them are not representitive of most residents.
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: Well it is Boscombe after all, what do you expect......[/p][/quote]You expect to be able use your garden without finding heroin needles. Remember the vast majority of Boscombe residents are just normal people. There are some HMO's and treatment facilities which cause massive problems but the people living in them are not representitive of most residents. Boscgrrl
  • Score: -5

12:41pm Mon 21 Jul 14

street warrior says...

Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them?
What a moaby, to carry out such an investigation the police would need a RIPA that would unlikely get authorized as it would have to be proportionate use of resources. Catching some two bit drug user who use's the box to arrange his collection is hardly going to solve the MASSIVE drug problem boscombe has. Last weeks raids on known drug users homes, of course the police would find drugs because that's what drug users have "drugs" Its hardly a columbia seizure by Dorset Police, there only hitting the two bit users!
It would be interesting to know through the freedom of information, just how many stop & searches are carried out each month in Boscombe, that's what the area needs hard targeting disruption with police getting in the face of dealers in the precinct, in stead of standing outside the stupid tardis box chatting amongst themselves - what waste of time
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them?[/p][/quote]What a moaby, to carry out such an investigation the police would need a RIPA that would unlikely get authorized as it would have to be proportionate use of resources. Catching some two bit drug user who use's the box to arrange his collection is hardly going to solve the MASSIVE drug problem boscombe has. Last weeks raids on known drug users homes, of course the police would find drugs because that's what drug users have "drugs" Its hardly a columbia seizure by Dorset Police, there only hitting the two bit users! It would be interesting to know through the freedom of information, just how many stop & searches are carried out each month in Boscombe, that's what the area needs hard targeting disruption with police getting in the face of dealers in the precinct, in stead of standing outside the stupid tardis box chatting amongst themselves - what waste of time street warrior
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

street warrior says...

How has this story gone from needles found in a garden by children to a phone box being used by two bit users?
How has this story gone from needles found in a garden by children to a phone box being used by two bit users? street warrior
  • Score: -32

1:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Kelly & Wakefield , This isent wonderful for boscombe or a one off isolated incident
Kelly & Wakefield , This isent wonderful for boscombe or a one off isolated incident churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 25

2:09pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Blossom8 says...

It's very unlikely to be heroin left in it the addicts would never throw it away ! It's the most awful addiction it's their lifeline and they depend on it once hooked. It's not the addict that need targeting it's the gangsters at the top that need to be strung up living the rich lifestyle while addicts live in squaller and misery .
It's very unlikely to be heroin left in it the addicts would never throw it away ! It's the most awful addiction it's their lifeline and they depend on it once hooked. It's not the addict that need targeting it's the gangsters at the top that need to be strung up living the rich lifestyle while addicts live in squaller and misery . Blossom8
  • Score: 26

3:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

jinglebell says...

BT' might have used a better choice of words for their statement under the circumstances...... "“It is a well-used kiosk and we wouldn't usually remove a payphone which is clearly providing a useful service for the local community.”
BT' might have used a better choice of words for their statement under the circumstances...... "“It is a well-used kiosk and we wouldn't usually remove a payphone which is clearly providing a useful service for the local community.” jinglebell
  • Score: 15

3:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

caapprentice wrote:
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ???
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?[/p][/quote]Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ??? midge1984
  • Score: -22

3:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

Not all Boscombe residents are druggies or dealers or single parents!! I personally moved here because it's near to the beach and had no idea this was going on!! Why should anyone parent have to explain to an innocent child what drug needles are?! It's not acceptable, what if one of those kids had played with it??
Not all Boscombe residents are druggies or dealers or single parents!! I personally moved here because it's near to the beach and had no idea this was going on!! Why should anyone parent have to explain to an innocent child what drug needles are?! It's not acceptable, what if one of those kids had played with it?? midge1984
  • Score: -7

3:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Pants88 says...

Some of the comments here are disgusting, people really should be ashamed of themselves, disparaging these people just because they can't see any men in the picture, absolutely pathetic, I really hope you all enjoy living in your ivory towers.

You shouldn't have to deal with heroin needles in your garden, I live town (not through choice) and I regularly have to phone the police as we have heroin users using our courtyard regularly, the police are usually far too slow to catch them and they walk out still holding the ties they've just put around there arms.

Bournemouth has an horrific heroin problem but the council would rather talk about immigrants and gypsies to get the racists going on here as they absolutely love it, the echo panders to it, giving you all a platform to spew your horrific out of date views and I find it truly truly disgusting, not realising that you are the reason this country has so many problems as you create a culture of mistrust and fear of your fellow man, the Tory government panders to you and they aren't even hardline enough so crazy RACISTS (as that what they are) like UKIP win seats when half of you literally have no idea about any policies apart from they dislike immigrants.

Anyway....I certainly feel better, bring on the thumb downs.
Some of the comments here are disgusting, people really should be ashamed of themselves, disparaging these people just because they can't see any men in the picture, absolutely pathetic, I really hope you all enjoy living in your ivory towers. You shouldn't have to deal with heroin needles in your garden, I live town (not through choice) and I regularly have to phone the police as we have heroin users using our courtyard regularly, the police are usually far too slow to catch them and they walk out still holding the ties they've just put around there arms. Bournemouth has an horrific heroin problem but the council would rather talk about immigrants and gypsies to get the racists going on here as they absolutely love it, the echo panders to it, giving you all a platform to spew your horrific out of date views and I find it truly truly disgusting, not realising that you are the reason this country has so many problems as you create a culture of mistrust and fear of your fellow man, the Tory government panders to you and they aren't even hardline enough so crazy RACISTS (as that what they are) like UKIP win seats when half of you literally have no idea about any policies apart from they dislike immigrants. Anyway....I certainly feel better, bring on the thumb downs. Pants88
  • Score: -9

3:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ms daisy says...

Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there.
These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution.
Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there. These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution. Ms daisy
  • Score: 20

4:38pm Mon 21 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Better still keep phoning your councillor.
Better still keep phoning your councillor. pete woodley
  • Score: 19

4:57pm Mon 21 Jul 14

podgie says...

caapprentice wrote:
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
Who Gives a Feck ,whatever is in it you don't want your kids picking it up ,smart arse.
If the area is plagued with scumbags dealing drugs,then they might be on the right track.It seems only the police would have trouble joining up the dots.
And my final gripe why does the Echo photographer always make people in 'Angry of Tunbridge Wells ' stories have a face like a slapped arse????
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?[/p][/quote]Who Gives a Feck ,whatever is in it you don't want your kids picking it up ,smart arse. If the area is plagued with scumbags dealing drugs,then they might be on the right track.It seems only the police would have trouble joining up the dots. And my final gripe why does the Echo photographer always make people in 'Angry of Tunbridge Wells ' stories have a face like a slapped arse???? podgie
  • Score: 23

5:19pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

street warrior wrote:
Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them?
What a moaby, to carry out such an investigation the police would need a RIPA that would unlikely get authorized as it would have to be proportionate use of resources. Catching some two bit drug user who use's the box to arrange his collection is hardly going to solve the MASSIVE drug problem boscombe has. Last weeks raids on known drug users homes, of course the police would find drugs because that's what drug users have "drugs" Its hardly a columbia seizure by Dorset Police, there only hitting the two bit users!
It would be interesting to know through the freedom of information, just how many stop & searches are carried out each month in Boscombe, that's what the area needs hard targeting disruption with police getting in the face of dealers in the precinct, in stead of standing outside the stupid tardis box chatting amongst themselves - what waste of time
Not really clueless are you, you do not need RIPA to use mobile surveillance cameras in areas where continued crime takes place, that happens to be exactly what they are for. The hard part of course is they seem to be in use all the time so getting hold of one does often prove difficult.

Maybe if it was your kids finding needles you'd be a little more proactive in coming forward with ideas to stop that happening instead of criticizing others who do
[quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: Well I know the police have mobile CCTV equipment, so if this is a known drug dealing spot wouldn't it be a good idea to capture them on camera and prosecute them?[/p][/quote]What a moaby, to carry out such an investigation the police would need a RIPA that would unlikely get authorized as it would have to be proportionate use of resources. Catching some two bit drug user who use's the box to arrange his collection is hardly going to solve the MASSIVE drug problem boscombe has. Last weeks raids on known drug users homes, of course the police would find drugs because that's what drug users have "drugs" Its hardly a columbia seizure by Dorset Police, there only hitting the two bit users! It would be interesting to know through the freedom of information, just how many stop & searches are carried out each month in Boscombe, that's what the area needs hard targeting disruption with police getting in the face of dealers in the precinct, in stead of standing outside the stupid tardis box chatting amongst themselves - what waste of time[/p][/quote]Not really clueless are you, you do not need RIPA to use mobile surveillance cameras in areas where continued crime takes place, that happens to be exactly what they are for. The hard part of course is they seem to be in use all the time so getting hold of one does often prove difficult. Maybe if it was your kids finding needles you'd be a little more proactive in coming forward with ideas to stop that happening instead of criticizing others who do Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 22

6:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

dorsettech wrote:
I hate to burst the bubble but there are regularly needles left behind the Tesco Express in Westbourne. I think the official line is that someone from Boscombe must have put them there
Westbourne is not the respectable area it once was, despite what the Council and some blinkered locals claim.
.
Drunks and druggies can be found on the bench in Milburn Road car park and in and around The Dingle off Prince of Wales Road.
[quote][p][bold]dorsettech[/bold] wrote: I hate to burst the bubble but there are regularly needles left behind the Tesco Express in Westbourne. I think the official line is that someone from Boscombe must have put them there[/p][/quote]Westbourne is not the respectable area it once was, despite what the Council and some blinkered locals claim. . Drunks and druggies can be found on the bench in Milburn Road car park and in and around The Dingle off Prince of Wales Road. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 13

6:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

R1Dan123 says...

Picture looks a little like benefits Britain
Picture looks a little like benefits Britain R1Dan123
  • Score: 14

7:33pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

I love the T-shirt with the belly button print in it!
I love the T-shirt with the belly button print in it! Controversial But True
  • Score: 18

7:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

Shallow how some of you find the way people look more important than the fact that an innocent young child could have died !! You really should be ashamed of yourselves!!
Shallow how some of you find the way people look more important than the fact that an innocent young child could have died !! You really should be ashamed of yourselves!! midge1984
  • Score: -13

7:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

T.MAN007 says...

I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden.
I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden. T.MAN007
  • Score: -6

8:02pm Mon 21 Jul 14

T.MAN007 says...

R1Dan123 wrote:
Picture looks a little like benefits Britain
Better than a pic of dead child eh ?
[quote][p][bold]R1Dan123[/bold] wrote: Picture looks a little like benefits Britain[/p][/quote]Better than a pic of dead child eh ? T.MAN007
  • Score: -13

8:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Ms daisy wrote:
Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there.
These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution.
Nobody could sit on the wall there already is a close board fence on top of it as high as the phone booth ,
Dave must have put it up when he acquired the Vicarage
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there. These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution.[/p][/quote]Nobody could sit on the wall there already is a close board fence on top of it as high as the phone booth , Dave must have put it up when he acquired the Vicarage Fingersonthem
  • Score: 9

8:48pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

Shallow that the way people look is more important than the fact that an innocent young child could have been hurt !! You really should be ashamed of yourselves!!
Shallow that the way people look is more important than the fact that an innocent young child could have been hurt !! You really should be ashamed of yourselves!! midge1984
  • Score: -17

8:57pm Mon 21 Jul 14

R1Dan123 says...

T.MAN007 wrote:
R1Dan123 wrote:
Picture looks a little like benefits Britain
Better than a pic of dead child eh ?
Merely saying, if you knew the local paper was coming over to make a report and take pictures, surely you would make yourself look slightly presentable and not have your belly sagging out?!
[quote][p][bold]T.MAN007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]R1Dan123[/bold] wrote: Picture looks a little like benefits Britain[/p][/quote]Better than a pic of dead child eh ?[/p][/quote]Merely saying, if you knew the local paper was coming over to make a report and take pictures, surely you would make yourself look slightly presentable and not have your belly sagging out?! R1Dan123
  • Score: 15

8:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

Fingersonthem wrote:
Ms daisy wrote:
Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there.
These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution.
Nobody could sit on the wall there already is a close board fence on top of it as high as the phone booth ,
Dave must have put it up when he acquired the Vicarage
Well I guess that makes it ok then??
[quote][p][bold]Fingersonthem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Appealing to have the phone changed to card could if agreed take ages and the problems of dealing and useage may still exist there. These residents need to act smart for now club together for CCTV mini camera and/or put up notices that the area is being monitered stick a nice high thick prickly hedge right next to the wall stop people sitting on it and using it as a dustbin, Join neighbourhood watch put up signs get others involved in help finding a solution.[/p][/quote]Nobody could sit on the wall there already is a close board fence on top of it as high as the phone booth , Dave must have put it up when he acquired the Vicarage[/p][/quote]Well I guess that makes it ok then?? midge1984
  • Score: -15

9:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

stevobath says...

caapprentice wrote:
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
My thoughts exactly. Was it tested?
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Was it tested? stevobath
  • Score: 12

9:24pm Mon 21 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

T.MAN007 wrote:
I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden.
I Agree !! Well done to the echo for highlighting the danger of drugs in our community.
[quote][p][bold]T.MAN007[/bold] wrote: I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden.[/p][/quote]I Agree !! Well done to the echo for highlighting the danger of drugs in our community. midge1984
  • Score: -16

10:42am Tue 22 Jul 14

Dibbles2 says...

midge1984 wrote:
caapprentice wrote:
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ???
It could also have been crack, Crystal meth, Amphetamines, cocaine, ketamine, or meth. They also don't tend to cook up and leave it for later. An addict needs it now! It is more likely to have been rainwater that had got into the syringe. Not a pleasant find no matter what.
[quote][p][bold]midge1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?[/p][/quote]Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ???[/p][/quote]It could also have been crack, Crystal meth, Amphetamines, cocaine, ketamine, or meth. They also don't tend to cook up and leave it for later. An addict needs it now! It is more likely to have been rainwater that had got into the syringe. Not a pleasant find no matter what. Dibbles2
  • Score: 9

10:49am Tue 22 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

There is no phone box in Argyll road
There is no phone box in Argyll road Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

11:01am Tue 22 Jul 14

gerbil112 says...

So was it a "needle" (a short thin hollow pointed tube used for piercing the skin/vein in order to inject a substance), or was it a "syringe” (a cylindrical see-through plastic tube with a plunger, designed to hold a fluid/substance, that connects to a "needle" (see above) and is used to inject a substance)? Forgive my pedanticism but it is always a "need" that is "full of drugs" that is found, later to be described as a "syringe". It is either one or the other. And how, without full laboratory analysis, would a lay person know what was in said needle/syringe?
So was it a "needle" (a short thin hollow pointed tube used for piercing the skin/vein in order to inject a substance), or was it a "syringe” (a cylindrical see-through plastic tube with a plunger, designed to hold a fluid/substance, that connects to a "needle" (see above) and is used to inject a substance)? Forgive my pedanticism but it is always a "need" that is "full of drugs" that is found, later to be described as a "syringe". It is either one or the other. And how, without full laboratory analysis, would a lay person know what was in said needle/syringe? gerbil112
  • Score: 5

11:02am Tue 22 Jul 14

gerbil112 says...

"needle"
"needle" gerbil112
  • Score: 5

11:12am Tue 22 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

midge1984 wrote:
caapprentice wrote:
How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?
Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ???
It certainly sounds like you know a lot more about this type of substance and its uses than you are letting on........
[quote][p][bold]midge1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: How did they know that the needle was filled with heroin? Was there a label on it?[/p][/quote]Erm maybe coz it was full of brown liquid?? What else would it be ??? People don't just carry needles in their pocket for fun!! Maybe they were going to come back for it ???[/p][/quote]It certainly sounds like you know a lot more about this type of substance and its uses than you are letting on........ burgerboy
  • Score: 8

11:27am Tue 22 Jul 14

midge1984 says...

Check out the picture + decide for yourselves!! Y are u people supporting this?? An innocent child could have been harmed
Check out the picture + decide for yourselves!! Y are u people supporting this?? An innocent child could have been harmed midge1984
  • Score: -6

12:22pm Tue 22 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
There is no phone box in Argyll road
If your smaked out of your t*ts there is.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: There is no phone box in Argyll road[/p][/quote]If your smaked out of your t*ts there is. BIGTONE
  • Score: 4

12:52pm Tue 22 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

midge1984 wrote:
T.MAN007 wrote:
I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden.
I Agree !! Well done to the echo for highlighting the danger of drugs in our community.
IT didn't need he Echo to highlight the problems in your community, most of Hants and Dorset know about Boscombe's problems if not a lot of the UK.
[quote][p][bold]midge1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.MAN007[/bold] wrote: I would like to thank the Echo for highlighting this story,so Thank You. I would like to be real,if this story,and other's like this make's us aware and stop's one child picking up one needle,I think job well done.HIV, HEP,A, B C, are not the type of illness that an innocent child deserves,esp playing in their own garden.[/p][/quote]I Agree !! Well done to the echo for highlighting the danger of drugs in our community.[/p][/quote]IT didn't need he Echo to highlight the problems in your community, most of Hants and Dorset know about Boscombe's problems if not a lot of the UK. burgerboy
  • Score: 3

1:42pm Tue 22 Jul 14

#catwoman says...

I was really alarmed to read about this, in particular the rather pathetic response from BT. I've made a complaint with BT and received the following response:

"After reading your letter and your attached newspaper article I was very concerned about what is happening.

I must at this stage advise you to contact the police and the local council on this matter as BT holds no authority in controlling in dealing with the problems you are having.

When James Mann stated “It is a well-used kiosk and we wouldn't usually remove a pay phone which is clearly providing a useful service for the local community.” He was referring to the phone box being used for its purpose as a phone. We have a responsibility to provide phone boxes in residential areas for people who genuinely need them.

I want to reassure you that I will raise this issue and ensure that the matter is investigated within BT. BT in no way condone drug use or any other form of illegal activity. "
I was really alarmed to read about this, in particular the rather pathetic response from BT. I've made a complaint with BT and received the following response: "After reading your letter and your attached newspaper article I was very concerned about what is happening. I must at this stage advise you to contact the police and the local council on this matter as BT holds no authority in controlling in dealing with the problems you are having. When James Mann stated “It is a well-used kiosk and we wouldn't usually remove a pay phone which is clearly providing a useful service for the local community.” He was referring to the phone box being used for its purpose as a phone. We have a responsibility to provide phone boxes in residential areas for people who genuinely need them. I want to reassure you that I will raise this issue and ensure that the matter is investigated within BT. BT in no way condone drug use or any other form of illegal activity. " #catwoman
  • Score: 1

7:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Fee 1983 says...

I find it discussing that you care more about the picture and not the story same on you
I find it discussing that you care more about the picture and not the story same on you Fee 1983
  • Score: 0

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