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Disease fears over street needles

A BBC investigation has revealed that about 2,500 discarded drug needles have been found on the streets of the North East and Cumbria over the past two years.

Residents fear these could put them at risk of diseases such as hepatitis, HIV and tetanus.

Jonathan Swingler reports.

  • 10 Oct 2014
  • From the section England