A toddler has been stabbed by a “dirty heroin needle” on a Dublin Bus.
A young girl has been pricked by a heroin-filled needle on a bus in Dublin – in another sickening incident involving drug paraphernalia in the city.
Yesterday, little Alysha Zambra got on a Dublin Bus vehicle with her mother, Stacie, where she was jabbed by the needle – writes Conor Feehan for www.herald.ie.
Tony Duffin, of the Ana Liffey Drug Project centre, said discarded used needles posed a massive risk to the public.
She was brought to Crumlin Children’s Hospital and tested for HIV and other blood-borne diseases. Now her shocked family face an agonising wait to see if she has contracted anything.
“We always go and sit at the back. I go in the middle and the kids sit either side of me,” Stacie, from Crumlin, said.
“I just glanced out the window and then when I turned around Alysha’s finger was pumping with blood and I saw the needle on the floor,” she added.
Mr Duffin has long campaigned for medically-supervised injection centres so addicts can take drugs in a place safe for them and the public.