DANGER: Used syringes have been found around the Warwick streets, posing a safety risk to community members.
DANGER: Used syringes have been found around the Warwick streets, posing a safety risk to community members. Sarah Harvey

Used syringes found dumped near Warwick school

USED syringes have been dumped around the Warwick CBD over the past week and some frighteningly close to at least one primary school.

Warwick police acting officer in charge Shane Reid some of the needles had been found by members of the community including school students.

"There were some found around the neighbouring block to the CBD," he said.

"That doesn't mean people are using them there, they could be just walking through the area and tossed them on the ground."

Acting Senior Sergeant Reid urged people not to handle syringes unless absolutely necessary.

"We urge people who find syringes in public not to handle them but to call us or the council to dispose of it.

"If there is a responsible adult who has to remove it, for example for the safety of children, please be careful not to prick yourself."

It is an offence to dispose of a used syringe without placing it in a sharps container.

 Anyone who finds a used syringe can phone Warwick police on 4660 4444 or the Southern Downs Regional 1300 697 372.



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