Petition Make the discarding of syringes in a public place a specific criminal offence
The Government should create a specific criminal offence of discarding syringes in a public place, with penalties up to and including custodial sentences.
Too many towns are littered with used syringes, that pose a risk to the public and especially children.
Making discarding these syringes a specific offence would empower the police to tackle this problem, and ensure that perpetrators faced real penalties.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament