Banksia Grove syringe find prompts City of Wanneroo CCTV

The City of Wanneroo is concerned about a syringe find. Picture: stock image
The City of Wanneroo is concerned about a syringe find. Picture: stock image

THE City of Wanneroo has setup a CCTV trailer at Mist Park in Banksia Grove after children found 11 syringes at the grounds.

Local resident Carly Dudley told 6PR that children knocked on her door yesterday evening to show her “11 syringes or needle heads” they had gathered.

“They’d nicked a pair of my gardening gloves to collect them – there’s probably 15 to 20 kids that play at the park every afternoon,” she said.

“I can’t even count the amount of times that we’ve found them (needles) in the park.”

Community and place director Debbie Terelinck said the City was “extremely concerned” to hear of the find.

“Whilst this is a police matter, the City is taking action by deploying a CCTV trailer close to the park today and Rangers and Community Safety Officers will monitor the area as part of their patrols,” she said.

She said parks and maintenance crews would increase their monitoring of the park over the coming weeks.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity can contact police on 131 444 or local rangers on 9405 5000 during business hours and 1300 138 393 after hours.

The Times has contacted police for comment.

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