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Parents refuse to return to Bedford Park after two-year-old daughter cut herself on used drug needle

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: April 20, 2017

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Ian Hands had to rush his daughter to hopsital for blood tests after she cut her hand on a discarded drug needle in Bedford Park yesterday (April 19)

Ian Hands had to rush his daughter to hopsital for blood tests after she cut her hand on a discarded drug needle in Bedford Park yesterday (April 19)

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PARENTS face an anxious wait for blood test results after a two-year-old was jabbed by a needle found in Bedford Park.

Yesterday, the young daughter of Bedford man Ian Hand was in the park with her grandparents enjoying herself in the sunshine.

But while the inquisitive tot was playing Gruffalo with her grandparents in near the bushes near Robinson Pool when she unwittingly picked up the needle and sustained a prick on her finger.

Her father told BoS: "This perfect day turned into a nightmare.

"She unwittingly picked up a used needle left by one of Bedford's drug addicts, obviously discarded without a second thought and cut her hand with it."

The child was rushed her to hospital by her grandparents, was given vaccinations and the family is now anxiously waiting for her blood test results.

He said he will not return to the park and urges 'families with children to think twice'.

He added: "This is a disgusting state of affairs, firstly from the idiot that thought it was okay to dispose of used works by just throwing the needle and secondly from Bedford council for not ensuring the park is safe and clean.

"Our nightmare is not over yet as we await the results of my daughters blood tests and pray for good news. Somebody is responsible for this. Parents beware."

A member of the family told BoS that council has been contacted and send a cleansing team out today.

BoS has contacted Bedford Borough Council for a comment.


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