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26 September 2018, 12:10
A mum took to Facebook to issue a stern warning to parents using the changing boards in public loos.
Anyahh Bennett, from Nottingham, posted a picture of a changing table covered in scuffs to Facebook earlier this week, and while many assumed they were wear and tear or scuff from shoes, her post revealed a more sinister reason.
The mother claimed the black marks on the boards are actually the result of burnt spoons left by drug addicts who use the tables as a surface.
She wrote in her post: "Before putting your babies anywhere near these things, ALWAYS wipe them down first.
"Even if you are in a hurry, even if you have a blanket to lay down."See the black marks? Those are from burnt spoons. Addicts use these as tables while they shoot up.
There could be residue from heroin/meth whatever, and other harmful bodily fluids. If someone doesn’t care about themselves, I can promise you, they aren’t thinking about your kids. Be cautious."
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There is no suggestion that her observations are true, however, she urged other parents to share the posts insisting it could could mean "the difference between life or death/serious life threatening injury, for a lot of innocent children and unsuspecting parents".
The post has since been shared over 1,500 times and generated hundreds of comments from shocked parents.