Laughing gas canisters found in Clevedon park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 July 2017

Herbert Gardens, Herbert Road, Clevedon.

Herbert Gardens, Herbert Road, Clevedon.


Walkers are being asked to keep a lookout for gas canisters after a box was found in a hedge in Clevedon.

A walker found 14 nitrous oxide canisters, known as laughing gas, in a box in Herbert Gardens.

Gerry Hunt, chairman of the Friends of Herbert Gardens, says it is not regular problem in the park but admits it is ‘pretty common’ to find them elsewhere in the town.

He said: “It is not too common a feature in Herbert Gardens, though I occasionally come across the odd one. They usually come in boxes of 24, so I will kep my eyes peeled for the other 10.

“The canisters are pretty common along the beach and the green at the junction of Victoria Road and Old Church Road, with the footpath leading up to Hangstone Quarry, seems to be a common site for nitrous oxide aficionados – on a couple of occasions I’ve found two dozen there.”

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