syringes are washed up on Burnham-On-Sea beach
shocked couple who found a container full of used medical syringes
on Burnham-On-Sea beach have this week warned walkers to be extra
Lainey and Darren Paul
made the shock discovery while walking along the sand to the lighthouse
puppy, Ruggers, ran over to the concrete blocks and began poking
and sniffing at something in the sand," said Lainey.
were utterly shocked to see what he'd found - an open medical
container with several used syringes inside."
so relieved that it was only my puppy that found them and not
some children playing on the beach who might have been tempted
to touch them."
added: "I'm very keen for the story to be told to warn others
who use the beach."
there won't be any more of these containers washed up, but I hope
beach users keep a look out."
label on the container states that it is produced by Frontier
Medical Group, a firm that produces needle containers and needle
exchange packs designed for use on 'harm reduction programmes'.
warning on the container states that it is medical waste and adds:
'Warning: Contains Used Needles'.
Sedgemoor District Council's Clean Surroundings Team, which oversees
beach cleaning, will be looking out for any further containers