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24th Sep 2015

Toddler Reportedly Jabbed by Needle on Bus in Dublin

Her mother wrote about the incident on Facebook

Dublin Bus has launched an investigation after a little girl was jabbed by a needle on one of their vehicles.

The Irish Mirror reports that three-year-old Alysha Zambra was on the bus with her mother Stacie when she was pricked by a needle filled with liquid heroin.

Stacie said on Facebook that she had to pull the needle out of her daughter’s finger and that she is heartbroken about the incident.

She urged other mothers to be careful and check bus seats before letting their children sit down.

So my baby girl got jabbed by a needle on dublin bus today, i had to pull it out of her lil finger.. it had liquid…

Posted by Stacie Zambra on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The toddler was taken to hospital immediately and is now awaiting blood test results to see if she has contracted a disease.

Speaking about the help she received, Stacie told the newspaper: “I have to say the people around me were very supportive and I’d like to say thank you to all of them.

“The bus driver was brilliant as well. He was trying to calm me down and he called the ambulance which was down in like 15 minutes.”

The company also released a statement, explaining: “Dublin Bus has very strict protocols and procedures in place, when dealing with incidents such as this, which the driver followed.”

“He immediately requested the emergency services, informed Dublin Bus control centre, the bus was taken out of service and returned to its depot to be examined and cleaned. Passengers were transferred onto another service.”