Residents in the Castletown Road area have raised their concerns regarding a derelict building being used by local drug addicts.
Two concerned residents, Matthew English and Darren Taaffe investigated the den at the site a of the old Rice’s Shop
Inside they found silver wrapping and empty packets of prescription drugs piled high. Addicts are clearly using the site to smoke and inject heroin.
“It wasn’t a huge shock,” says Matthew. “We had seen a gang of people, men and women, going in and out of the shop. They would come out onto the street and you would see they were completely senseless.
“There seem to move between here and the Ice House Park. We have found syringes. up at the park. What happens if a child was to get a prick off one of these syringes? God knows what they’d catch.
“I’d call on the HSE to provide somekind of disposal for these syringes.”
Matthew and Darren are conerned that addicts congregating in the area could lead to other issues.
“I don’t know that it is connnected but there have been a couple of break-ins in Father Murray Park and a muggings in O’Hanlon Park.”