A MUM-OF-TWO has spoken out after finding a needle dumped behind her Colchester home.

The Greenstead resident said she was angry and upset to find the drug paraphernalia close to the bins in a communal area at the rear of her flats.

Her child, aged four, spotted the syringe when returning from a trip out and said “Mummy there’s an injection on the floor”.

Colchester Council zone wardens went to clear the needle from Syringa Court, Blackthorn Avenue, within an hour of being told of the problem on Friday.