24th Oct, 2016

Angry dad steps in to clear out drug users

Joshua Godfrey 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A DISGUSTED Evesham father has slammed the actions of three drug users who were caught injecting themselves in a town public toilet by him and his three-year-old son.

Tom Davies told the Observer how the incident in the Old Brewery car park toilets on Saturday morning (September 10) even led his little boy to ask “What are they doing daddy?

Video of the 23-year-old throwing the drug takers out of the toilets on the Old Brewery Car Park toilets went viral with 25,000 views so far.

The irate dad described how he took his son and two stepdaughters into the toilets where he heard three people talking in a cubicle.

“I looked around and saw two men and a woman on the floor and surrounding them were pins and foil and one had a needle in his arm,” he said.

“My son’s reaction to this was in his words ‘what are they doing daddy?

The 23-year-old said he whisked the children back to his partner in their car before he returned to confront the trio.

“At this point I lost my temper, took my son back to the car where his mother was and I went back into the toilets,” he said.

“The cubicle door had been closed so I opened it and removed the women and man from the cubicle while the other male ran into the toilet to finish his hit.

Tom was subjected to abuse outside the toilets from two of the trio and said he asked his partner to record the incident on her phone.

The 23-year-old said he took it upon himself to throw them out of the toilets because he claimed ‘no one is doing anything’ to tackle the issue.

“I am sick of seeing these junkie scum doing stuff in public and no one doing anything so I took it upon myself to do so,” he said.

“This is not the first time I have taken my son into a toilet and witnessed these things.

“Something needs to be done before some child picks up a pin or some other paraphernalia and ends up getting hurt, or worse,” he added.

As a result of the incident, officers from Evesham Safer Neighbourhood Team said they would carry out regular checks at the car park toilets.

Sharon Casswell, Client Services Manager for Wychavon District Council, said: “We do have issues like this from time to time and our cleaning contractors do ask people to leave and all incidents are logged.

“We’ll be investigating this matter further and working with police to see what more can be done.

“If any member of the public does see illegal activity taking place in any of our toilets then we’d advise them not to challenge them but to call the police.

“If anyone discovers any needles or other drug related material then please report them to us by calling 01386 565018 and we’ll arrange to have them cleaned up as quickly as possible.”