‘Heroin’ needle found by four-year-old girl in Hatfield

A SYRINGE said to have been used for injecting heroin was found by a four-year-old girl, according to her shocked mum.

Now horrified Terri Eady has demanded she be moved from her accommodation in Briars Lane, Hatfield.

The mum-of-two, 24, said her daughter Sydney nearly touched the uncapped needle outside their flat.

Miss Eady, who also lives in the flat with partner Jason Wolton and one-year-old daughter Keira, told the WHT: “We’ve been on at the council for five years to be moved out of a two-floor flat.

“I’ve got two kids, and my daughter found dirty needles and almost picked one up.”

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Miss Eady also said crack pipes had been found in bin cupboards at the site.

A Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust spokesman said the trust takes “very seriously any reports of drug-related activity, and have thorough procedures for responding to these, in partnership with the police and others.”

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He added: “Miss Eady has applied for a transfer from Briars Lane, and her application has been prioritised in accordance with the council’s published policy.

“She has a relatively high level of priority, and we hope that to be able to help her to move soon.”

Hatfield neighbourhood inspector Ian Grout said: “We take a robust approach to drug taking and I’m concerned to hear of this finding.

“We are not aware of any drugs problems in Briars Lane and we would look into any concerns that residents have and take action where reports are made to us.”

He added: “We need residents to contact us if they have concerns about suspected drugs activity and I would urge people to contact the Hatfield safer neighbourhood team via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222.”

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