A Dublin mother is facing a nightmarish wait for hospital test results after her 5-year-old daughter got pricked by a syringe concealed inside the flap of the change compartment of a parking ticket machine.
Rachel McNamara (33) was walking her daughter Lexi (5) to school when the girl slipped her hand into the machine. The child screamed, and when her mother checked, she realized what was after happening.
The incident happened a short distance away from St Audoen’s Park, where 6,000 used needles were found by Dublin City Council workers throughout 2014.
The family must wait now six weeks for test results to rule out HIV and other diseases.