A YOUNG woman is desperate to move out of her council flat from hell, where people have been breaking in to take drugs in the close.

Shanise McCann, 24, has had enough after the latest grim find of syringes and needles lying on a ledge in her flat on Blackfriars Walk, Ayr.

Over four years, the student has had to deal with people accessing the building through a dodgy security door to consume drugs or use the close as a toilet.

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On one occasion she opened her front door to find two people having sex on the stairs.

As darker nights draw in, she says she feels threatened by the behaviour of those who come into the close to take shelter and often leave a dangerous mess behind.

Shanise told the Advertiser: “I don’t feel safe it all. I’ve got horrible anxiety. I just don’t know what I’m going to find next.

“I’ve been living there for four years now. It’s a four in a block and every landing has its individual flats.

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“They just come in because they know how easy it is to gain access.

“But they leave their needles behind. It’s a health hazard. Sometimes they are just left lying on the floor. We are so lucky there are no

children staying here.

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“They will also use the floor as a toilet – I even found poo under the stairs at the bottom flat.”

Shanise, who lives alone, has been asking for a move from the flat.

She said: “I just want to come back to a nice home. There is nothing worse than having to come up that close at night to find left over drugs.”

Council teams were sent out last week to collect the discarded needles, with housing officers keen to get in touch with Shanise.

A council spokesperson said: “The safety and welfare of our tenants is always a priority.

“When we were made aware of discarded needles, we quickly arranged for these to be removed.

“We were advised of the tenants concerns this week, and one of our Housing Officers has attempted to make contact.

“When we speak to the tenant, we will discuss the situation and offer housing options advice and assist the tenant to make an application for transfer.

The council say will also investigate the broken door.

The spokesperson added: “In the meantime, we will liaise with Police Scotland on behalf of our tenant and we are arranging for a survey to be carried out on the existing door and controlled entry system.”