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Cops: 50 Hypodermic Needles Discovered by Mother with Child; 1 Child Pricked

By Tom Sofield
Editor – (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)

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Police in Northampton are investigating the discovery of nearly 50 hypodermic needles that were found in the Village Shires section of the township.

The department is warning residents to stay away from the retention basin located in the neighborhood due to the discovery of the needles, some of which where uncapped.

Friday afternoon police were called to the retention basin, located at the end of Portsmouth Court just off Buck Road, after a mother with her child had discovered at least 10 hypodermic needles, according to reports.

Officers discovered a 9-year-old child was pricked by two of the needles earlier in the day, Friday. The parents were asked take the child to the hospital by police. The 9-year-old was treated and released, police said.

Police think the 50-or-so needles were dumped into a storm drain on nearby Banbury Court and were washed into the basin during recent rain events.

If you discover a hypodermic needle police ask that you don’t touch it and contact them to dispose of it.

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