Fury over syringes discovered in King’s Lynn garden

Samantha Richardson from Gaywood with the 3 syringes found in the garden at her property. ANL-161104-084736009

Samantha Richardson from Gaywood with the 3 syringes found in the garden at her property. ANL-161104-084736009

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A Lynn woman has expressed her disgust and concerns after finding a number of used syringes at the bottom of her garden.

Samantha Richardson, from Gaywood, made the discovery in the communal garden at her property in Dawber Close.

Miss Richardson, 22, said: “This is just the last straw and I’ve raised the issue with Freebridge to make them aware about the needles.

“I’ve found three syringes now, two of which were embedded in the soil, where there used to be a shed.

“The first syringe I discovered certainly wasn’t there when the shed was moved, but the others may have been there for some time because they were in the top of some dry soil.

“At first, I thought it was a Calpol syringe which children use. I have also found a black sharps box, it is absolutely shocking.”

Miss Richardson, who has a number of pets, says she

“I’ve got a number of pet rabbits and also guinea pigs. I can’t let the rabbits out in the garden without me being there to supervise them.

“I’ve also made people aware across the street as they have got young children.”

Miss Richardson, who has lived at the property since September 2014, wants fencing put up at the back of the garden in a bid to stop the syringes appearing.

“All there is at the back of my garden is some bushes which have gaps in,” she said.

“I’m not sure if people are coming through the gaps or just dumping the used syringes over the bushes.

“It’s appalling and Freebridge just don’t seem to want to do anything about the situation.

“There is an alleyway behind the bushes. All I want is a fence to be put up to make my garden more secure.”

Freebridge Housing said that the matter is being looked into.

Robert Clarke, director of housing at Freebridge Community of Housing said: “We are in regular contact with Miss Richardson and as such have reassured her that we take this matter very seriously.

“A member of our estate improvement team will be visiting her this morning to clear the area concerned, and we will continue to work with her to do what we can to prevent this happening again.”