After women boycotted clubs in order to demand better safety measures, police received nearly 300 reports of’spiked with injection’ within TWO MOTHS.

  • Between September 8 and November 8, there were 274 reports of injection spiking. 
  • First concerns regarding needle spiking at clubs were raised in October 
  • Nightclubs were boycotted after protests erupted across the country following these reports 










In the UK, nearly 300 reports of injections have been made in the two-months to date.

According to the statistics of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), there are growing concerns about a new type of attack in the country.

All over the UK, police were asked for a total of all incidents in which’some kind of injection’ was reported.

According to NationalWorld, 274 total were reported between September 8 and November 8.

The move comes as a result of the Girls Night In movement, in which both men and women stayed home from bars in Manchester, Nottingham, and Bristol.

Chloe Madico, 20, from Woking said in October that she was spiked by a needle in Guildford Popworld

Chloe Madico (20 years old), Woking, claimed in October she had been spiked in Guildford Popworld. 

Juliet McGeough shared a photo of a puncture wound in her back after she went to Revolution in Reading, Berkshire

Juliet McGeough posted a picture of her punctured back following her visit to Revolution, Reading, Berkshire. 

Local Instagram accounts were set up to promote the Girls Night In campaign. Women from many universities joined the group, spreading awareness, and challenging the clubs to ensure safety.

Boycotts were held in 40+ cities, including Bristol and Brighton. 

According to police reports, the number of cases of spiking reported between September 8 and November 8 refers only to incidents that were reported. They may not be officially classified as crimes or confirmed by the police. 

Although concerns about needle spiking were raised first in October, opinions differ on whether needles could be widely being used to replace drink spiking. 

Spiking victims report feeling pinched in their arms from clubs, and then developing bruises. This led to fears that they were being assaulted by needles.

Jason Harwin, the Deputy Chief Chief Constable of National Police Chiefs Council for Drugs said that officers continue to collaborate with bars and clubs in order to provide assistance and increased searches to their staff.

A crowd of people gathered in Manchester in October to protest in a bid to urge venues to do more to protect customers from being spiked

Manchester was the scene of a protest by a large group of people in October. They wanted to call on venues to be more protective against spikes.

He stated that ‘We continue to collect responses from all the forces in the UK regarding incidents involving injections, with a total 274 reports confirmed since the beginning of September to November’.

“We will continue to analyze the reports and collaborate with law enforcement partners, including the National Crime Agency and Regional Organised Crime Units. As investigations progress to create a problem profile to determine any additional action by the police or venues.

We encourage all who believe they are a victim, witness, or victim to spiking in any way to call their local police. Spiking reports will be taken seriously and investigated.

“You should immediately report the incident to police to assist officers in conducting tests and obtaining the best evidence possible.”

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