Some residents of the St David’s Crescent area of Penarth are becoming so concerned about the number of used hypodermic needles – which they say are littering local grassy areas and roadside gutters – they’re now considering taking matters into their own hands.
One local resident – Mr Ross Howard – has taken to his Facebook page to call-out the addicts and the drug dealers who supply them – and has threatened to “put them to sleep”
On Facebook Mr Howard sends an explicit threat to the drug users “You have been warned, Now the next time I see [ any of ] you f***ing filthy junkys walk out the woods I’m putting you to sleep. I’m constantly at risk picking them up from St David’s field where dozens of youngster play.”
Another local resident – Shane Bennett – backs up Mr Howard and comments on Facebook :- “Scum bags mate! Make sure your careful picking those up i would bag them an take them to the copshop and tell them theres an issue! Good on you though dude 👍
More than 20 local people joined in the on-line discussion on the problem – and none of them had a good word to say about the drug takers.
Another local resident asks for Stephen Doughty – Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth – to look into the matter.
Another local resident says in the Facebook discussion:- “Dirty ***** **** scum, my 13 year old son was playing over there with his mates last night.”
Mr Howard suggests local children are warned and then he volunteers to “pop back over later to check it out”. He calls the perpetrators “Sick evil w@*****s – can’t wait to see them [ i.e the drug users ] doing it”
A local woman joins the on-line conversation saying “I’m fuming about this still… has anyone got in touch with you?”. Mr Howard replies that no one has contacted him yet.
PDN has asked South Wales Police for a comment – which will be added to this item when received.