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Police send in dogs after reports of drug use and paraphernalia found in play parks

Patrols to be increased to help keep public safe

Picture: PSNI Craigavon

Police dogs are being used to search play parks in the Portadown area after reports of drugs paraphernalia being found.

Children’s play areas, public parks and multi-use games area have been given special attention.

It comes after officers in Portadown Neighbourhood Policing Team received reports of drugs being used and drugs paraphernalia having been found after being discarded.

The PSNI used their popular social media platforms to appeal to anyone with information on this type of activity, expressing shock that “people would put young children in so much danger”.

Police have promised to carry out patrols in these areas, adding: “Children play in these parks, people walk in these areas, pets run about these areas and they should feel safe when doing so.”

Anyone who has any information on those responsible or who sees anything suspicious can pass the information on to the PSNI in Portadown on the non-emergency number 101.

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