Nitrous Oxide chargers littering the roadside in St Augustine’s. The potentially lethal gas they contain is inhaled from balloons to give addicts a “high” (Photo Alex Collinson)

Yet more potentially-dangerous cylinders of liquid nitrous oxide (N2O) have been found on the streets of Penarth and in a Penarth Town Council-owned children’s playground .

The latest finds follow last week’s PDN revelation that used N2O cylinders – known as “chargers”  – had been discovered discarded in a  gutter in  Glebe St.

A carton of 24 discarded and dangerous German-made nitrous oxide chargers found at the roadside near St Augustine’s church (Photo Alex Collinson)

Several chargers have since been found in St Augustines  – some used some unused – scattered along with their original cardboard carton which, when new –  would have contained 24 of the metal objects.

Nitrous Oxide chargers are reported to have been found in the Pembroke Terrace play area – which is owned and maintained by Penarth Town Council

Local residents have also reported that chargers have been found discarded on the ground in the Penarth Town Council children’s playground at Pembroke Terrace.

It’s understood that the issue has been raised with South Wales Police but it is not yet know what action – if any – has been taken.

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  1. PB says:

    They were all over the rugby ground last year too, they didn’t do anything about it then so why would they do anything now? Until they fill the pcc’s garden I doubt any action will be taken.

  2. sjleworthy says:

    That playground and general area is rife with youngsters doing ‘dodgy’ things all the time.

  3. Papa Lazarou says:

    Someone is having a right laugh about this

  4. Ron Foxton says:

    Let’s hope the issue doesn’t balloon…

  5. AK says:

    Presumably once they are empty, they are no longer ‘lethal’, just litter

    • Joe blow says:

      Yes, “lethal” does seem a bit over the top given that they are supposedly used to froth up cream…..

    • LJS says:

      Once empty, of course they are not lethal. However there have been numerous deaths reported due to N2O inhalation, brain damage and losses of eyes due to the cylinders exploding.

      • Joe blow says:

        Numerous? I can see a few. Either falling down stairs when intoxicated or asphyxiation by plastic bag.

        Nothing on “explosion” per se, apart from the French model who was hit in the thorax and gad a heart attack.

        So not lethal by themselves at all.

      • LJS says:

        17 deaths attributed to N2O. Deaths due to hypoxia. Lots to be read in the literature on explosions including a serious injury at Glastonbury festival a few years ago and one earlier this year. Explosions occur when users remove the top of the canister with pliers rather than using a cream dispenser.

  6. snoggerdog says:

    you shouldnt give them the “oxide” of publicity.

  7. Peter Church says:

    Why is it news that they are in play grounds, the kids are the ones using them in the first place.
    Used to make whipped cream in the Great Penarth Playground Bake Off

  8. J24 says:

    That’s where I left them! Had a right good laugh that night.

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