A Spalding grandad has expressed his horror at finding a blood-filled syringe close to his home in the town centre.
Pete Williams, landlord of The Punchbowl, made the find in Chapel Lane on Thursday afternoon.
The needle was surrounded by blood-stained tissue and other paraphernalia that might suggest drug use.
Pete said: “I live in Chapel Lane and my grandson plays around here and here we have a syringe with blood in it. The needle is still in there.
“It just needs a couple of kids to think, ‘Let’s play doctors and nurses’. It’s frightening. This is Spalding, not Birmingham. This is really quite frightening.”
Pete reported the find to Spalding police.