September 5, 2019 10.14 am This story is over 27 months old

Enough is enough: Good samaritan clears 140 drug canisters

Anti-social behaviour on old school site

A good samaritan has been praised for clearing over 140 drug canisters and balloons from an old primary school.

Sue Hawley spent her weekend tidying up the old Bursar Primary School in Cleethorpes after the school moved across town last year.

People use the canisters to inhale nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which is a cheap high and commonly available online.

“I have just cleared away more than 140 canisters and balloons,” Sue said. “Who is responsible for the upkeep of this overgrown mess that is now empty?

“Surely just leaving it to get in such a state is encouraging more antisocial behaviour.

“I tried to get in touch with the council but it wouldn’t have been cleared straight away, even when there were children playing nearby.

“It’s unacceptable for it to be left in that state really.”

The place is quite the mess.

North East Lincolnshire Council said that it was grateful to Sue for cleaning up the mess left at the old school.

A spokesperson said: “We’re grateful to the resident for taking the time to clear up the mess that was left at the former school site.

“We could have had the rubbish removed if this had been reported to us.

“The site is being managed until a new use is proposed.”

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