Police have today acted quickly following the appearance of an online video which apparently shows the drink of a female nightclubber being spiked.
Two adults from Gloucestershire have been arrested and are in custody. It is thought they are being detained under suspicion of administering a noxious substance.
The video, which was filmed in Bristol nightclub, Pryzm, and first appeared on Twitter, apparently shows a tablet being dropped into the drink of a female clubber. The footage has since been removed, but Avon and Somerset Police is still investigating exactly what happened and have asked for anyone with information to contact them.
Drink spiking is a serious offence and can be extremely dangerous. Although not a common occurrence, it is a problem that requires vigilance. Anybody who is out and becomes worried that their drink has been spiked should talk to bar or security staff of the venue in the first instance. Calling police on 101 is a quick way of reporting any incident. Medical advice should also be sought as soon as possible.
Innovations such as the Spikey Anti Drink Spiking Bottle Stopper can also help clubbers drink in a busy environment with extra peace of mind. The stopper can be carried in a pocket or purse when going out and can used with any drink bottle. It works by fitting inside the top of the bottle neck. The small hole through the centre is just the right size to slide a straw through.
Other innovations from Zoom Testing include the Date Rape ‘DRINK SPIKE’ Test. This can be used to test a drink to see if it has been spiked with benzodiazepines. Also known as Rohypnol or ‘Benzos’ the drug is a tranquilliser that produces a sedative effect. The test can also be used the following morning to test your urine, after you think your drink may have been spiked or if you arе generally suspicious that you have been slipped a spiked drink.
Zoom Testing is a leading UK drug testing company and a supplier of Drug Test Kits.
This post was originally published in October 2021.