Stevenage doctors’ surgery issues warning after Stanley blade found attached to door handle

A warning sign has been put up at the door to The Poplars Surgery in Stevenage.

A warning sign has been put up at the door to The Poplars Surgery in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

A doctors’ surgery has issued a warning to its patients after a blade from a Stanley knife was found attached to a door handle, seemingly put there with the malicious intent of hurting somebody.

A sign has been put on the door to the Poplars Surgery on Magpie Crescent in Stevenage which reads: “Beware all patients. Please check the door handle is free of any hazards before using.

“We have had a report of a Stanley blade being put into the handle to catch fingers.”

One patient said: “Why anyone would do this is beyond me. Be careful.”

Another said: “What is wrong with people? Please make people aware.”


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Nationally, there have been incidents of razor blades being positioned in toilet roll dispensers in public lavatories and, in perhaps the worst case, a two-year-old was injured after vandals glued razor blades to equipment in a public playground in the United States in 2014.

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