Petrol sniffing

Petrol sniffing by children

Recently members of the Policing the Police Task Force Team came across four boys, aged between 6 and 10, sitting in a circle at Five-Mile in the NCD, sniffing petrol from coke bottles.

Three of them escaped while one of them, barely 8 years old, was taken to his mother who lives at the Gordon 5 Ridge, who gave him a good belting.

The child said he and his friends contributed money and gave to an older boy to buy the petrol at a petrol station.