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A report claiming Cumbernauld has seen a drastic 150 per cent increase in the number of drug users’ needles found on local streets has been rubbished by the council.

A national news online report said the figures followed a freedom of information enquiry.

But a spokesman for \North Lanarkshire Council said the issue had been “grossly misrepresented” because of the way the facts obtained had been reported, with no further explanation.


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