Milky Bars are shelved

A HIGH street trader in Weston has removed Milky Bars from his shop to stop drug addicts using the foil wrapping to take heroin. Mark Canniford, who runs

A HIGH street trader in Weston has removed Milky Bars from his shop to stop drug addicts using the foil wrapping to take heroin.Mark Canniford, who runs the Londis store, says drug addicts steal the Nestle bars to use the foil covering when taking the drug.Mr Canniford, a Weston town councillor, said: "It is cheaper to pinch a Milky Bar than to buy their own foil. "We spoke to Nestle, which makes Milky Bars, which said it was aware of the problem and was looking into a change of packaging and possibly using plastic."We have noticed a reduction in the number of drug addicts using the store since we took them off the shelves three weeks ago." Earlier this year, Cllr Canniford called on his fellow traders to start a name and shame scheme using posters in shops to ban convicted shoplifters from the town centre.The Town Centre Partnership is supporting the move and is waiting to hear back from police on any legal concerns before going ahead.Nestle was contacted on Tuesday about this issue but declined to comment.


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