A CAMPAIGNER found six hypodermic needles and filled 21 bags with rubbish clearing an alleway in Westcliff.

David Webb, a member of the Westborough Community Association, decided to tackle the alley, between Ramuz Drive and Beedell Avenue, with help from his family after receiving little support from residents.

He said: “I found needles, so I contacted the council and got a special box and dropped it off at the hospital.

“There is a gate, but I have put a combination lock on it, so we don’t get any more drug taking there.”