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Drugs and anti-social fears at Rath Cemetery in Tralee

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Drugs found at the back of the Old Church, at Rath Cemetery, Tralee, on Monday. Photo by Joe Hanley

Drugs found at the back of the Old Church, at Rath Cemetery, Tralee, on Monday. Photo by Joe Hanley

Cllr Sammy Locke making a point at the overgrow of hedges at Rath Cemetery. Photo by Joe Hanley

Cllr Sammy Locke making a point at the overgrow of hedges at Rath Cemetery. Photo by Joe Hanley

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Drugs found at the back of the Old Church, at Rath Cemetery, Tralee, on Monday. Photo by Joe Hanley

Used syringes, human excrement and 'a lump of heroin' was discovered in Rath Cemetery at the weekend, raising concerns over anti-social behaviour and fears for personal safety at one of Tralee's busiest cemeteries.

The paraphernalia was discovered by Cllr Sam Locke as he walked the cemetery on Saturday afternoon with some constituents who raised concerns with Cllr Locke over the upkeep of Rath Cemetery in recent months.

The drugs were found both inside and outside the ruins of the old 10th century church, with Cllr Locke saying their approach to the church may even have startled the drug user in the act of 'shooting up'.