WATCH: 'Lethal' drugs needles dumped next to primary school

By Jordan Reynolds | Bloxwich | Education | Published:

Rubbish including needles and an old bathtub has been dumped on land next door to a primary school.

The headteacher of Jubilee Academy in Bloxwich, Walsall, David Brownsword, has said the litter could be ‘potentially lethal’ if the children go onto the land.

Mr Brownsword said both the school and parents have reported the site to Walsall Council a number of times, but that it remains a danger to pupils.

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Syringes and waste dumped near school

He said: “It’s inappropriate, there’s needles, syringes, broken furniture, planks of wood and an old bathtub.

"Some of the parents have contacted the council as well as ourselves. They sent someone out apparently but it’s still all there.

"It’s right next to the path where the parents walk their children to school, it’s appalling.


“It would be bad to have it anywhere but especially outside a school.

“In the past the fencing has been broken into and there has been a hole. It is easy to access the site.

“It could be quite dangerous, even potentially lethal if someone has HIV or hepatitis and has used the needles. “It’s just massively inappropriate right next to a school.”

The news comes after an initiative to place free skips around Walsall began earlier this month in an attempt to stop fly-tipping.


From January 19, free skips will be in place around the borough on Saturdays at two different locations for 10 weeks.

Residents can bring up to three bulky household items to the community skip.

Walsall Council has been contacted to comment.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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