More than 400 people have supported a petition for sharps bins in the town - and it’s good news too for the little boy who inspired it.

Jayne Mace, of Lyme Regis, launched the petition last month after her three-year-old son Morgan found a needle on the ground while out for a walk and put it in his mouth.

He was taken to hospital, where it was found the needle had dried blood on it, and he had to have blood tests and vaccines. Results for the first tests have come back - which is good news - but Morgan will need to have more blood tests and the family are having to endure a three month wait to get all the results back.

Jayne said: “We got our first lot of blood results and all negative, however, due to how easy hepatitis B is to contract, they [the doctors] have decided to treat Morgan as if the needle was contaminated with it. This is a good thing in our eyes.

“He has had one injection of a preventative vaccine - what we thought was a tetanus on day one - and he will have another in two weeks’ time, another a month later and a month after that, blood tests again.

“Both Stuart and I would like to thank everyone for their support so far. This has been harder than you could imagine and although not over yet, we are hopeful of a positive outcome.”

The petition for sharps bins to be installed in Lyme’s public toilets has gained 419 signatures so far.

To find out more and to sign the petition, visit http://bit.ly/2kHNhqj