January 29, 2018 12.02 pm This story is over 46 months old

Mum’s disgust at finding used syringes on Lincoln footpath twice in a month

“What if the children had seen it?”

A Lincoln mum has said she’s been left scared and disgusted after finding used syringes on footpaths in the city.

Lisa Thomson, 22, had been visiting a friend in the Monks Road area on Sunday and was walking with her 10-month-old baby in a pushchair and two young godsons when she noticed what looked like a used needle on the ground.

She took a photograph of the syringe laying on the path opposite Lincoln College on the afternoon of Sunday, January 28.

She told The Lincolnite it was the second time in a month that she has found syringes in the area, adding the incidents have made her fear for the safety of children in the city.

“This is the second time this month I have had to push my pushchair past a used needle. I was with my baby, friends and my two godsons,” she said.

“What if my godsons were a few steps ahead and spotted the needle? It’s not even worth thinking about.

“What people have to walk past in the streets is disgusting. We had to step over it. We pay tax and can’t even walk down our streets without dirty needles all over.

“It’s scary. A kid could have picked it up. I walk past dirty needles and people doing drug deals in the streets where children are walking past.”

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