This shocking video shows a man appearing to inject himself with drugs in broad daylight.
The video, posted on social media today, shows a man sitting on the street poking at veins in his leg before appearing to push a needle in.
Mo Pandor, who posted the video along with a photo of the needle, wrote: “So this guy has been injecting himself for the last 45 mins in full view of everyone in Dewsbury town centre, Crackenedge Lane, side of the cobbled car park behind the market.
“Rang the police and still one hour later no sign of the police.
“This is absolutely disgusting.”
A heated debate ensued with many agreeing that the man is ‘disgusting’ and others defending his right to privacy.
Lynsey Butler commented: “What about my right to walk through town with my kids without the fear of exposing them to this disgrace or the worry of one of my kids tripping and falling on his dirty needles?
“People need to get a grip! There is no place for this behaviour in our society.
“They beg, borrow or steal to get their fix, not giving a s**t who they hurt in the process!”
Locals who recognised the man shared stories of him struggling to hold down a home and recently being seen begging around the town centre.
Jessica Amelia Naughton commented with a ‘sad’ emoji: “No way. I gave him a fiver earlier today”.
Daniel Richardson said: “Me and my wife were watching him beg outside Greggs t’uther day.
“He was very polite in his technique: ‘got any change?’ Now we know what he wants it for.”
Samantha Carter said: “He is a scruffy t**t. He is living in his shed full of needles.”
Tagging Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff’s Facebook page, Dale Hooley wrote: “He clearly needs help so we aren’t to judge him right now, but doing this in public view is disgraceful and then leaving it like this on the streets is a massive health hazard for children, adults, and pets.”
The Labour MP replied: “Absolutely. I agree this presents a significant risk and I’ll make speaking to the police inspector about this specific incident - my first priority on Monday morning.”