Limavady school speaks out after child finds drugs stash at rear of premises

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A spokesperson for a Limavady school where suspected drugs where found by a child at the rear of the premises have moved to reassure parents “it has robust policies in place to deal with such issues”.

Police said on 12 October they received a report that two bags - one containing tablets and one containing a white substance -were found at the rear of Limavady Central Primary School on Scroggy Road.

The ‘Journal’ understands it was a child who came across the suspected drugs, and the matter was reported to police at 1pm on Monday.

“Police have seized the two bags, the contents of which have been forwarded for further forensic examination,” said a spokesperson.

A spokesperson for Limavady Central Primary School said: “On Monday 12 October 2015, the Principal became aware of a suspicious substance found on the perimeter of the school.

“The principal acted immediately to inform the relevant authorities, including the PSNI and the issue is now being investigated.

“The school wishes to reassure parents that it has robust policies in place to deal with such issues and that an age appropriate drug and alcohol education programme is delivered to pupils throughout the academic year.

“The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is our primary concern at all times.”

Police have urged anyone with any details of the illegal use or supply of drugs in their area to contact their local police station on the non-emergency number 101.