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Urgent Warning After Parents Find Razor Blades Taped To Children’s Slide

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razor slideOrmskirk and Burscough Police/Facebook

Police have issued a warning to parents after razor blades were discovered taped to the inside of a playground slide.

Ormskirk and Burscough Police posted disturbing images to Facebook yesterday morning (November 30) of the blades found in a park in Winifred Lane, Aughton.

URGENT ALERT: Parents, please be aware that razor blades/knife blades have been attached to the side of the children's slide at the Winifred Lane Play area in Aughton this morning. We would ask everyone to be vigilant and check any play equipment before you let your child use it. Please report anything suspicious or any similar incidents to us by calling either 101 or Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555111. If anyone has any infomation about this we'd urge them to contact us as soon as possible. Whoever did this could have caused serious injury to a child – please be assured we are fully investigating this matter.

Posted by Ormskirk and Burscough Police on Friday, 30 November 2018

Ormskirk and Burscough Police stated:

Parents, please be aware that razor blades/knife blades have been attached to the side of the children’s slide at the Winifred Lane Play area in Aughton this morning.

The Sun reports police confirmed they are investigating who is behind the act, saying it was lucky nobody had been injured.

Retired boxer Tony Bellew took to Twitter, sharing the news, expressing his outrage at the act.

He posted:

Truly frightening world we live in! This and all parks are for innocent children ffs! Why would anyone do this? The person who did this needs taking off the face of the earth! Why would Anybody wanna hurt a child?

He followed up the tweet, writing:

Sorry to put the last message up but that’s just disgusting and close to home which makes it even more frightening! Help us to help each other and rid these kinds of people from the planet! #ProtectTheChildren

Since yesterday morning the police’s post has been shared over 10K times with the video slideshow being viewed 315K times.

Bellew shared his tweet to over 598,000 followers.

Local residents have been advised by police:

We would ask everyone to be vigilant and check any play equipment before you let your child use it. Please report anything suspicious or any similar incidents to us by calling either 101 or Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555111.

If anyone has any infomation about this we’d urge them to contact us as soon as possible. Whoever did this could have caused serious injury to a child – please be assured we are fully investigating this matter.

Play safe, kids.

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