The mother of Libby Squire was a victim to drink spiking. She stated that she believes that both her daughters were targeted.
Lisa Squire, 51 spoke out amid a series of recent reports about drink spiking. Police figures have confirmed that there were almost 200 cases of drink spiking in September and October, with 24 reports of’spiking injection’.
Her eldest daughter Libby, who was a student at the University of Hull, was raped and murdered by Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz during a night out in 2019.
Ms. Squire stated to The Mirror that she believed Libby’s drink was spiked a full year before she died.
She said, “She had been partying and fell off a flight stairs or something.” I asked her, “How many beers have you had?” She replied, “Not that much, however, I feel terrible, and I have a headache, I don’t really remember what happened.” I feel like I’ve got this huge fog over my head.”
“I told her, “It seems to me that you’ve been spiked.” The effects were quite different from her usual post-alcohol night.
The mother of Libby Squire, the student who was murdered, called for tougher measures to combat cases of drink spiking. She revealed that she believes that both her daughters were targeted.
The mother also expressed concern that Beth, her youngest child, might have been targeted. Beth started a university degree just recently.
She stated that the spates of spiking cases were ‘another security issue’ and suggested that police should do more to ask: “Why should we put the burden on the women for their safety?”
Libby’s disappearance was initially thought to have been caused by a spike in her drink, but toxicology reports revealed that there was no evidence of drug abuse.
After raping Libby in the early hours on February 1, 2019, Pawel Relowicz, a father-of-2, dumped her body into the River Hull.
Polish butcher, aged 26, was convicted in the murder and rape of the 21-year old victim after he saw her out with friends.
Ms. Squire had spoken out before, saying that she couldn’t accept the murder of her daughters on the streets following Sabina’s death.
Lisa Squire, 51 spoke out amid a series of recent reports about drink spiking. Police figures confirmed that there were almost 200 cases of drink spiking in September and October, with 24 reports of’spiking injection’.
She said, “The only way to stop these is to look out to one another – to teach our sons, our children, how to look after their sisters and girlfriends.”
“I can’t believe another family is going through this unbelievable pain that we are all still living with.
“We cannot accept our girls being killed on the streets. It is unacceptable and we cannot accept it. She said that something must -happen otherwise it will be another month, and another girl will die,” she told The Sun.
Nightclubs in the country have introduced drink covers to combat cases of drink spiking. Many campaigners have boycotted venues as well.
Libby was a student at University of Hull when she was raped by Polish butcher Pawel Rlowicz on a night out in 2019.
It came as the Girls Night In movement saw both men and women refrain from going to bars or clubs on Wednesday nights in Manchester and Nottingham.
Local Instagram pages have been set up to spread the word about Girls Night In. Women from different universities will stay in, spreading awareness and challenging clubs to keep people safe.
It comes after hundreds upon hundreds of cases, including those involving drink spiking or injections, were reported over the past months.
Petra Mirosevic-Sorgo, who runs the @girlsnightinloughborough Instagram account with two other students at Loughborough University, said her own experiences of spiking made her want to ‘make sure that (others) feel safe’.
“I woke up, and I was so distraught…” The 21-year old recalled that she rushed to the hospital lobby crying and that she had just woken up.