Drug Awareness event coming to Limavady

Drug Awareness event coming to Limavady

Mon, September 23, 2019

Do you want to know the truth about drugs? This is the question Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership is asking as part of its latest campaign.

In partnership with the PSNI, the PCSP is holding a public information event in Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre in Limavady on Thursday 3rd October to highlight the damage that just one pill can cause to individuals along with their family and friends.

Those attending the event will hear from Belfast man William Burns, whose son died after taking one pill. By sharing his story, and the devastating impact of this tragedy, William hopes to educate people about the potentially fatal consequences of drugs and the devastating impact they can have.

The Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Alderman George Duddy said: “The main message of this event is that drugs tear lives and families apart.   It is a priority of the PCSP to educate our community on the dangers of drugs and ultimately make Causeway Coast and Glens a safer place for everyone.”  

“We continue to work with our young people, our schools and the general public in order to highlight the dangers of drugs and whilst the PSNI is committed to tackling the issue, they need co-operation from the wider community.  Don’t let drug dealers destroy lives in our communities - call Crimestoppers now and help us stop them.”

PSNI Superintendent Jeremy Lindsey added: “Tackling drugs requires a collective response from not just police, but other agencies and the wider community. Disrupting the sale and supply of illegal and dangerous drugs continues to be a priority for local officers and we would encourage anyone with information to contact us so we can take the appropriate action.”

The event will begin with a buffet lunch from 12.30pm and you can register your attendance now by emailing before Friday 27th September.

For more information contact Causeway Coast and Glens PCSP on 028 207 62225.

Any drug related information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555 111.