‘Alarming’ drug paraphernalia find in Bessbrook

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has described the finding of drug paraphernalia in the Acorn Hill area of Bessbrook as extremely alarming.

The local Councillor said, “This news is extremely alarming. As a community we want our children to experience the freedom of the summer holidays and the brighter nights and I share the revulsion of the entire community and condemn totally the reckless actions of those who show little regard for the safety of others.



“It is particularly concerning to hear that a child has been taken to A&E after handling the items which were so callously discarded.”

The local representative continued, “I have spoken to a number of parents who have expressed disappointment at the response from PSNI when contacted.

“I intend to raise these issues with the PSNI and also to request that the environmental health department investigate and organise a thorough clean up of the area.



“I urge all parents to tell their children not to touch anything, no matter how curious, that they find while playing outside.”

Councillor Mulgrew added, “Communities cannot accept this type of activity. It is criminal, harmful to the individuals involved and ultimately the whole community.

“In particular the dealers, those who peddle this culture of death and destruction within our communities have to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”



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