Tuesday 26 September 2017

'This is unacceptable' - Horror after large knife dumped in creche playground

The knife discovered in New Life creche. Picture: Facebook
The knife discovered in New Life creche. Picture: Facebook
The knife discovered in New Life creche. Picture: Facebook

Niall Donald

THE management of a Dublin creche have spoken of their horror after a large knife was found in the centre's playground.

The three-inch blade was discovered by a staff member in the outdoor play-area at the New Life Centre in Darndale on Tuesday.

An image of the shocking discovery was posted on Facebook by the creche management who said it was not an isolated incident.

They wrote: "This is what we found this morning in our creche playground. This is unacceptable over the past number of weeks we have had empty glass beer bottles smashed in the garden and also found a syringe on another occasion we will be handing this situation over to the local gardai."

It is believed that none of the children who attend the creche came in contact with the weapon.

Gardai are investigating if the knife was thrown into the playground from a laneway at the rear of the building.

Last night, parents flooded social media with angry messages condemning the person responsible for disposing the weapon - and praising the reaction of the New Life Centre managment.

One wrote: "Absolutely no respect for the children that attend the crèche. Fair play to the people that check the grounds first. Our community should mean All who are in it and use the facilitates. These people need to realise that they are putting everyone at risk dumping anything at all over that fence, they need to cop on. Rant over."

While another praised the staff for doing their daily check each morning, saying:

"Thank god the garden is checked first thing every morning before kids go out to play. They are pure scum boils my blood."

The New Life Centre creche caters for up to twelve children between the ages of two and four-years-old.

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