Used syringes thrown into garden where children play

Elaine Southgate with granddaughter Toni Lynn,her kids Harrison (3) and Logan (2), and neighbour Sarah Dade and Mia (11mths)
Elaine Southgate with granddaughter Toni Lynn,her kids Harrison (3) and Logan (2), and neighbour Sarah Dade and Mia (11mths)
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A MUM says she is afraid to let her children play in their great-grandmother’s front garden after finding blood-filled syringes.

Toni Lynn’s children Harrison (3) and Logan (2) were playing in the garden at Elaine Southgate’s Hereward Road home in Spalding just hours before the latest pair of syringes were discovered last week.

It is believed they may have been used for heroin taking, as they were found alongside two tinfoil dishes.

Toni said: “It’s terrifying to think what could have happened if my grandmother hadn’t found them and the children had picked them up and stabbed themselves with the needles.

“This is the second time it’s happened and we’ve now been given a sharps box to dispose of any more syringes we find.”

Toni said there have been issues with drug-taking and people having sex down a passageway close to Mrs Southgate’s home and police have said they will keep an eye on the area.

Toni added: “Nan is 58 and has osteoarthritis. My two kids and my uncle’s little boy play in the garden and we have to check it very carefully before we let them play.

“I’d like to see a security camera put up down there because we shouldn’t have to put up with it.”