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Needles found in play area.

NINE used syringe needles were found buried and 'pointing up' in sand at a children's play area.

Council bosses believe the positioning of the needles suggested they were 'buried in the sand deliberately'.

There have been no reported injuries.

The alarm was raised after the needles were spotted and reported by a resident, shocked council chiefs revealed.

The horrific discovery was made at Norley Hall Adventure Playground on Lamberhead Road near Pemberton in Wigan.

Wigan council said the play area was also damaged in a suspected arson attack last weekend and remains closed to children as a result.

They described the needles as an 'isolated incident' but the playground is being monitored.

It's not known whether police have been informed.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Date:Apr 30, 2019
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