Injured Heysham mum’s anger at Lancaster litter lout

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A Heysham mum will be in plaster for up to six weeks after falling on a discarded plastic bottle while helping a blind runner in Lancaster’s Ryelands Park.

Lancaster and Morecambe Athletics Club’s Lisa Preston was guiding a fellow member when she slipped and broke her ankle last week.

“I dread to think what would have happened if it had been my blind colleague,” she said.

“Having twins aged eight to run around after, it’s most inconvenient to say the least.

“I have had to be signed off from work because I can’t drive - all because someone couldn’t be bothered to put their empty bottle in the bin.”

The council said clearing litter cost it around £1.5m a year.

Coun David Smith, cabinet member with responsibility for environmental services, said: “It is very frustrating that someone’s irresponsible attitude to the disposal of litter has lead to someone else being so terribly affected in this way.”