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Butetown residents call for more to be done to clear up discarded needles

Residents in one part of Cardiff say they're becoming increasingly concerned about the number of hypodermic needles being discarded in local parks and playgrounds.

People in Butetown say they regularly find needles in the area - despite there being three needle exchanges there. They believe more needs to be done to stop drug users leaving their needles in public areas.

Sarah Powell reports

On a weekly basis we find loads - like, say 10.

People chuck them by the recreational ground where children play.

We find loads, since we've been doing this campaign we have found over a hundred needles.

– SAID ABDI, Resident
Cardiff Council urges the public to report any sightings

Cardiff Council - whose street cleaners remove the needles - say they've had no complaints over last three months, but urge the public to report any sightings.