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We would advise that you contact your local authority who will have the equipment required to dispose of the needles safely. If there is a large amount of needles appearing on a regular basis then we would suggest that after contacting the local authority, you inform the police who will pass the information onto their drugs team.

Do not handle the needles yourself as they could be infected and you could get injured.


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If there is a large amount of needles appearing on a regular basis, we advise you to contact your local authority, who have specialist equipment to remove them. The local authority will then inform the police who will in turn pass the information onto their Drugs Team.

See the website in Related Information to find your local authority.


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Many people are fearful that they will contract HIV from being pricked by a needle. Although it cannot be ruled out, it is unlikely as the virus cannot live for very long once it is outside the human body. However, there are other quite serious diseases that can be caught from needles and you should seek medical advice as you may need treatment to reduce the risk of getting an infection. For immediate first aid see the advice given by the NHS in Related Information. Then contact your employer's Occupational Health service if the injury happened at work or your GP, NHS 111 or go to the nearest A&E department.

Contact your local police force

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