The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man was pricked by an uncapped hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park on Saturday night. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Man pricked by uncapped needle in Beacon Hill Park: VicPD

Incident occurred near wood chip trail path Saturday night

The Victoria Police Department is warning the public after a man pricked his foot on a hypodermic needle in Beacon Hill Park Saturday night.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 22, the man was walking on the wood chip trail near Douglas Street and Avalon Road. The man stepped off the trail onto a dirt area when he felt a pain in his foot.

The man found he had been pricked by an uncapped needle.

This comes just a few weeks after VicPD warned the public about another uncapped hypodermic needle that was tied to a railing in the same park.

VicPD will continue to deploy extra officers in Beacon Hill Park and the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood for the remainder of August.

READ MORE: VicPD find used, uncapped needle tied to handrail in Beacon Hill Park


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