A crisis over discarded heroin needles in Glasgow saw an emergency clean-up crew called out more than 750 times by the public last year.
A team from Glasgow City Council – on stand-by for a 24-hour response – removed drug paraphernalia, including blood-filled syringes, from 763 sites in the last year.
The data does not include syringes picked up by cleansing staff – meaning the problem is far worse.
The table confirms the Record findings this week, that injecting addicts, with nowhere else to go, are using playgrounds, tenement closes, bin areas and wastegrounds to get their fixes.
Moves for a safer drug consumption facility (SDCF) have been blocked by the UK Government, despite support in Scotland for a pilot centre.
Our story yesterday showcased a shocking range of sites strewn with drugs paraphernalia.
A spokesman for Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership, which has been driving the case for a pilot SDCF, said: “While every effort is made by injecting equipment providers to ensure equipment is disposed