Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Footage showing bodies slumped on the floor in Burngreave was likened to something from The Walking Dead

Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Footage showing bodies slumped on the floor in Burngreave was likened to something from The Walking Dead

Sheffield news  Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com
01 August 2020 - 04:08

Breaking News ! Fed-up shopkeepers on a busy Sheffield high street say "Spice zombies" are scaring away customers and causing trade in the area to plummet. Shocking footage emerged of bodies slumped on a ledge in view of shoppers in Spital Street, Burngreave, in broad daylight with multiple ambulances attending to check on their welfare on Thursday. One woman was seen with her mouth wide open, splayed on the floor near Tesco Extra and the scene was likened to something from the hit TV show The Walking Dead. Shopkeepers who are desperately trying to drum up trade after lockdown say the appearance of these individuals is common on the steps which lead towards the entrance of one of the city's biggest supermarkets. Fresh footage has emerged of the worrying scenes which saw people laid out on the concrete and one business owner, who did not want to be named, said this kind of worrying behaviour is witnessed daily. 'People are too scared to shop here' This woman was seen splayed out on the floor in Spital Street, Burngreave "We see it every day," he said. "There's drugs, fights, stabbings, people drinking and threatening everyone and they don't care about anyone else. "This has been going on for years but it's got worse day by day more recently and especially since the lockdown restrictions have been lifted." The shop owner says some purposely avoid his store so they do not have to bump into the alleged drug users and he admitted people are scared to venture out into Burngreave. "It's very bad for us as a business," he said. "I don't have any female customers - maybe two or three a day - because they are scared. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now "People don't like to come into the shop and even the men are worried about being in this area. The police are here almost every day and the other day we had three or four ambulances come here. "They are taking drugs and it's a waste of everybody's time. I just don't know why they are doing this." 'They take Spice, drink and then fall on the floor' A man seen lying on the floor surrounded by others slumped on a ledge Multiple shopkeepers in the area complained about the group loitering on the steps in Spital Street and agreed to comparisons that have seen them compared to "zombies". One alleged that many in the area are taking Spice - a cheap synthetic drug that mimics the effects of cannabis. However, it is a lot more potent than cannabis and it leaves users in a zombie-like state, hence the nickname which has been applied to those who take it.

. "They are being sold Spice and then they just drink and drink and after that, they fall down on the floor. They fall down, spread out and make a noise. "The area has changed. It's not calm anymore and I think a lot of them up here are not following the government rules on lockdown because you see a lot of gatherings. "They're packed up and it's really bad because at the end of the day they could spread the virus." When asked about the comparison to zombies, he added: "The actions of them are a lot like zombies but sometimes even zombies act better than them." A group sat on a ledge in Spital Street Another business owner said people do not feel comfortable walking down Spital Hill, which is adjacent to Spital Street and is the suburb's main shopping destination. He said: "When you come here there are drunk people, alcoholics and when you walk down this road people get quite close to you and ask you for something. "People do feel scared coming here and walking around this area. They don't feel safe." Read More Related Articles Police fuming after man jumps from York city centre bridge to 'cool off' in River Ouse Read More Related Articles Fears as police have no idea where wanted Barnsley sex offender Thomas Braithwaite is What police say South Yorkshire Police said they are not aware of an increase in the usage of Spice in the area. However, the force is keen for anyone with concerns around drug usage to contact them on 101. Sign up for the SouthYorkshireLive newsletter Get the latest SouthYorkshireLive news direct to your inbox with our newsletter. We send out daily newsletters with the best news and features - enter your email address here to sign up. You can also find SouthYorkshireLive on Facebook and Twitter, and download our YorkshireLive app which is completely customisable! A spokeswoman said: "The team are also working closely with Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Co-ordination Team (DACT) to raise awareness and tackle the issue. "We would also encourage anyone with concerns around the use of drugs, including Spice, to report them to us on 101 or online via our website."

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Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com


Sheffield news Fed-up traders slam 'Spice zombies' for scaring away customers MetiNews.Com

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