UKIP Representative for North Antrim, Councillor Donna Anderson has expressed her deep concern after discovering used needles in the Ballee area of Ballymena.
After being contacted by local residents, the needles and other drugs paraphernalia were located and disposed of immediately by Cllr Anderson.
Commenting, Cllr. Anderson said:
“I am deeply concerned at discovering these used needles in bushes alongside a busy footpath that is used by children near a local garage.
“I would appeal for those partaking in drugs to cease with this blatant disregard for the safety of others, and to dispose of needles at the available needle exchange points in Ballymena.”
Cllr Anderson added:
“I have contacted the PSNI after talking to residents at length in the locality and listening to their concerns in relation to this issue.”