go

Warning to Goldwell Park visitors after drug users' needles found

Discovery at suspected arson bank holiday Monday

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

syringe

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning to users of Goldwell Park in Newbury, after discovering a large amount of drug paraphernalia, at a suspected arson in the park on bank holiday Monday afternoon (May 30).

One fire engine from Newbury Fire Station was called at 4.50pm to the park, off Northcroft Lane, where a tree was on fire.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze using special back packs containing water.

Firefighters then remained at the scene until police arrived, to prevent members of the public entering the area, due to drug paraphernalia – including lots of needles - discovered at the scene.

“If anyone is in the park, particularly with children, or dogs, they need to be careful,” said a firefighter who was at the scene.

Firefighters left the park at 5.50pm.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Man beaten to the ground and kicked in the head outside East Ilsley pub
News

Man beaten to the ground and kicked in the head outside East Ilsley pub

Police appeal for information following brutal assault

 
£1.5million traffic scheme approved for Newbury
News

£1.5million traffic scheme approved for Newbury

Overhaul of Sainsbury's roundabout will be "another strong link in the A339 chain", says councillor

6comments

 
Hampshire

Highclere man reunited with abandoned baby he found in a holly bush 50 years ago

 
News

Controversial homes for Greenham approved

 
News

Peter prepares for Tokyo challenge

1comment