A second needle in a week was found sharp-end up in a Johnson Street planter recently. The woman who found it was pricked the first time but saw this one in time. Courtesy of the Victoria Police Department

A second needle in a week was found sharp-end up in a Johnson Street planter recently. The woman who found it was pricked the first time but saw this one in time. Courtesy of the Victoria Police Department

WEB POLL: Do the recent needle prick incidents have you worried for your safety or that of your family?

We invite you to share your opinion with fellow Victoria News readers

  • Jan. 18, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Victoria recently saw three people pricked by hypodermic needles in the span of a week.

One of those incidents was found to be a case of someone injecting themselves for medical purposes, one saw a woman pricked while brushing a paper bag containing a needle out of her dog’s mouth. In the third case, a woman was pricked by a needle placed sharp-side up in a planter, then found another needle in a similar spot a week later, likely put there by someone with malicious intent.

READ: Island Health says no need for alarm over needle prick incidents in Victoria

We’d like to hear whether or not these cases have you more fearful in general about being in the city, and encourage you to take part in our web poll.


To see the results of the oprevious web poll, click here.