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Warning issued after concerns about drink spiking incidents

Leicestershire Police have issued advice following social media posts about drink spiking incidents across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.


A Leicestershire Police statement said: " We are aware there are a number of reports circulating on social media about drinks being spiked and more specifically the injection of drugs."


"We would encourage anyone who believes their drink may have been spiked or they have been injected to report their concerns immediately to the management of the premises they may be in. They can then ensure its reported and appropriate support is offered to individuals."



Police have asked anyone who believes their drink may have been spiked or they have been injected to report their concerns immediately to the management of the premises they may be in.


"We know that lots of people are posting about their experiences online and we would encourage them to contact us to let us know what’s happened. We are taking all reports seriously and would encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of spiking in any form to contact us."


"We are also working closely with the licensing teams at the local authorities to ensure premises are aware of these incidents and take appropriate action if they receive any reports."


Chief Superintendent Shane O’Neill, said: “Spiking, where someone adds drugs or alcohol to another person’s drink or injects them without them knowing, is illegal. Whether it’s done as a prank or with the intent to steal from or assault the victim we want people to be vigilant.

“If you’re drinking with strangers be aware of what’s happening around you and if you have any suspicions about someone report them to staff immediately. It’s always good to have a drinks buddy.


“If you're out with a friend, or friends, keep an eye out for them. If they appear to be more drunk than you'd expect, dizzy or slurring their words, take control and make sure they’re okay. If you’re concerned, make sure they either get medical help or get home safely.


Anyone who has been a victim is asked to contact 101 or report online via www.leics.police.uk


Further advice can be found on the force website or visit Drink Aware.

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