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Downham Market Facebook user blasted for calling discarded Calpol dispenser a 'syringe'

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A concerned Downham resident has been blasted on social media for calling a Calpol dispenser a "used syringe" in a community post.

The poster said: "Spotted on Wales Court today, why do people leave used syringes on the floor? It's disgusting and dangerous to children!"

The well-meaning poster was shut down by commenters, who pointed out the plastic dispenser was in fact used for children's paracetamol medicine Calpol.

The discarded Calpol dispenser found in Downham (56073971)
The discarded Calpol dispenser found in Downham (56073971)

The post was inundated with laughing emojis.

One social media user said: "Clearly says Calpol on it, probably fallen out of a pram or a bag."

One said:"This is a device to give Calpol to children, not a syringe."

Another commented: "Kids these days will pop their drugs anywhere!"

However one Downham resident has defended the post saying: "Maybe the person had bad eyesight and couldn't see the Calpol logo, it's not a bad thing to point out litter on the street these days - and if it was a syringe it would have been very dangerous. People online are far too harsh."

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