A Lithgow mum has warned other parents to check their child’s bus stops after needles were found at the Lee Street stop on Tuesday, August 1.
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Heidi van Asten contacted the police after seeing the bus stop, which was strewn with trash including a black box containing needles and two open needles.
She said she had been alerted to the problem by her children’s school after the students had reported the problem.
“I have spoken to my kids about needles, but even so my youngest went to pick it up and was stopped by my oldest,” she said.
“If these are at our bus stop, it makes me worried about the other bus stops, and all the other kids.”
Ms van Asten said she had previously found a box of needles at the site about 12 months ago.
On that occasion, the needles were only contained within the box, not loose on the ground.
They were easily cleaned up and the police were also notified that the needles had been found.
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