Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Saxmundham: Police investigate after reports of drug needles and syringes found at Memorial Field

19:00 11 June 2014

Police are investigating reports that needles and syringes have been found on the Memorial Field at Saxmundham.

Police are investigating reports that needles and syringes have been found on the Memorial Field at Saxmundham.

Archant

Police have reassured residents that they are monitoring the situation after items believed to be drug paraphernalia were found on a playing field used by children.

Community leaders voiced worries about growing drug use problems, and the possibility of youngsters coming into contact with syringes and needles on the Memorial Field, Saxmundham.

But officers say they are already patrolling the area and have found no evidence so far.

Items believed to be syringes found on the field may have been tubes from electronic cigarettes.

Haydn Morris, chairman of the 1st Saxmundham Scout Group, said there had recently been vandalism of the scout hut at the site in Rendham Road and leaders were regularly having to clear up broken glass. There had also been bottles smashed on the playground.

He said: “As part of Scout Community Week we were going to do a litter pick round the field but round the pillbox we found syringes and things like that so decided we could not put scouts into that situation if there was materials from drug users about.

“One of our other leaders found needles on a separate occasion.”

Town councillor Don Tricker said: “I am worred about needles being down there – that doesn’t sound like good news to me.

“We have the scout hut there, a play area and the Memorial Field and I think we need more police patrols in place.

“It’s a very unhealthy development, quite horrifying really to think there are hypodermic needles being found in that area.”

Councillor Roger Plant said: “I don’t think it’s just up to us, I think any resident finding intravenous drug paraphernalia should report it to the police.”

Pc Kevin Stollery, of the Saxmundham and Framlingham Safer Neighbourhood Team, said officers had been in touch with the town council.

He said: “We have been to the site and found a number of filter tips in clear cellophane wraps, but no evidence of drug taking at this stage.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and take action as appropriate.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Dave Lock decompressing on the line

Scuba divers searching the first British warship to sink in the First World War have made a “remarkable” discovery.

Martin Hardman has not been seen since Sunday, June 26

Police are renewing appeals for help tracing a missing 66-year-old Mildenhall man who may now be in Norfolk.

Doctors say the shortfall could affect some services

Doctors have warned that a multimillion pound hole in Suffolk’s health budget could bring about a more “chaotic” service with patients denied drugs and treatments.

100 year old football fan Joyce Fisher gets a visit from Ipswich Town Players Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse. Also pictured with niece and nephew Ann Snook and David Moss

A lifelong Ipswich Town fan was given the perfect 100th birthday present yesterday – two kitted-out Blues players.

Village shops in The Street, East Bergholt, where a Land Rover was found abandoned following a raid on the Co-op this morning

A four-wheel-drive car, thought to have been stolen yesterday afternoon, was found dumped at the scene of a raid on a Co-op branch in the early hours of this morning.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train.   Picture: James Bass

Disruption to train services between Ipswich and Cambridge is expected to last until 6pm.

Traffic lights at Wherstead Road bridge caused chaos.

Network Rail’s top manager in East Anglia has issued an unreserved apology after engineers working for his company brought Ipswich town centre to a standstill on Thursday evening.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24