Needles dumped in alley are dangerous

NILABE120320d3, Paul Wragg and dog Kye in the alley way next to tesco, Ilkeston.
NILABE120320d3, Paul Wragg and dog Kye in the alley way next to tesco, Ilkeston.
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USED needles, empty beer cans and broken glass dumped in an Ilkeston alley way are a danger to shoppers and need sorting out immediately according to an Ilkeston man.

Paul Wragg, of John Street, walks his dog down the alleyway at the side of Tesco which runs between Chalons Way and Critchley Street every day.

Sort It Out

Sort It Out

He has photographed used needles at the side of the supermarket and despite complaining to the store for over a year he says nothing has been done about it.

“I don’t like walking my dog down there so I don’t know what parents must think,” he said.

“It’s disgusting. I’ve told staff at the store over and over again about the needles and nothing has ever been done.

“All it would take was for a kid to fall over and land on a needle.

“I see them there all the time.

“There’s empty beer cans, broken glass and litter as well along the whole path and something needs doing before something serious happens.”

A spokesman for Tesco confirmed the supermarket owns the land.

She added: “We make every effort to ensure that the areas around stores are kept as clean as possible and are regularly checked by staff.

“Our staff will be carrying out additional checks on this area in response to concerns.”

Erewash Borough Council community safety teams have investigated the area and said they will continue to keep an eye on the alley way after the Advertiser informed them of the problem.