Camden Council writes to nightclubs and bars about drink spiking

The UK has seen a rise in reported drinks spiking

The UK has seen a rise in reported drinks spiking - Credit: Pixabay

Camden Council is writing to licensed venues, warning them to be vigilant following a wave of drink spiking reports in the UK.

Last month, it was revealed that 198 incidents of drink spiking were reported to UK police in September and October, while the Met Police said it was investigating a report of spiking by injection in London.

Councillor Nadia Shah, cabinet member for safer communities, said: “The safety of all women in the evening and at night in Camden is one of our priorities. Everyone has the right to feel and stay safe while socialising in the borough.

“The council’s draft statement of licensing policy, which was recently the subject of a public consultation, highlights the need to ensure that women’s safety is recognised as a priority across the Camden night-time economy.”

Enquiries into the incident of spiking by injection are ongoing and police are encouraging anyone who thinks they have been spiked to contact them on 101 or 999.