A parent has expressed their anger after discovering used drug paraphernalia in their garden hedge.

The father, who wished to remain anonymous, found a blood stained needle on his property in First Avenue, Gwersyllt, which he says could have had serious consequences if his young child were to pick it up.

He said: “The needle was found on October 13 and I could see that it was clearly used due to the blood on it.

“It’s a good job that I saw it as it could have easily been grabbed by any kid on their way to school.

“Me and my partner have been in touch with Wrexham Council and have asked for the removal of the hedge due to finding all sorts of stuff in it.

“It’s a danger to our four-year old. However, they replied stating that the hedge could only be removed at our cost.”

After the incident, the couple decided to take a number of photographs of the used drug paraphernalia and share them via social media to warn others of the potential hidden dangers in the area.

A spokesman for Wrexham Council, said: “Any member of the public who finds needles, or similar paraphernalia, in a public place may report them online, or via the Street Scene number 01978 298989."

Members of the public may also report drug paraphernalia via the all-North Wales Drugs Litter Line, details for which are available at http://drugslitterline.org.uk