Needles found on ground in St Nicholas Avenue

Two needles have been discovered lying on the ground on St Nicholas Avenue in Dundalk.

Local man Eugene Garvey, who ran for Sinn Féin in May’s local elections, posted an image of the find on social media earlier today.

He said: “Needles found at the top of St Nicholas Ave, thankfully by an adult and not a child who could easily mistake it as a play thing with the outcoming being unthinkable.

“We have arrange for them to be safely disposed off and they have since been removed.”

People are advised to take extreme care if they find discarded needles in their area and are urged to educate their children about the dangers of them.