Woman fears she was spiked at Christmas Market in Manchester when she noticed a “pin prick” on her leg.
Anya Whitaker Keating (19 years old) believes that she was spiked when visiting Manchester with a friend from Leeds on November 20, 2013.
Anya spoke about her experiences, saying that she enjoyed a few drinks at the marketplace before going to bed and then waking up in her hotel room the next day.
After blacking out, she claimed that she had had just two glasses of wine before turning to beer.
Anya Whitaker Keating (19), believes she was spiked on November 20th while traveling to Manchester from Leeds.
She woke up feeling’really tired’. Her friend said that she was acting like she was extremely drunk.
Anya, who works in sales, said: ‘It got to about 4 or 5 o’clock and I started to feel a bit drowsy and that’s the last thing that I can remember.
“We booked a hotel but I do not remember ever going there. I only remember getting up each morning sweating, and didn’t know why.
A day later, at the start of the new week, Anya said she noticed a small mark at the top of her leg, and after calling the doctors, was advised to go to A&E where she was given a Hepatitis B jab.
The doctor also took blood samples to analyse the patient. However, the results are still not available and they were not able to determine if she was indeed spiked.
Speaking about her experience, Anya said she had been enjoying some drinks at the market before blacking out and waking up the next morning in her hotel room – later discovering a small mark at the top of her leg (pictured)
Anya reflected on her experience and said, “It was horrendous.” As someone who has seen similar things happen to others, I was truly shocked and shocked at the fact that it actually happened.
According to her, the incident had made her more cautious and she no longer feels like going out.
Greater Manchester Police has since confirmed that they have been informed of the incident. Investigations are ongoing.
Pat Karney (the town hall’s spokesperson for city centre) said, ‘We are of course horrified to read about this report. There should be no danger to safety at Christmas Markets, or at any other venue within the city center.
“We want Christmas Markets that are safe and secure. Security signs are placed in all event areas and they are clearly visible.
“If you notice anyone being suspicious or are concerned that someone has spiked you, you can speak with a security guard. They will be able to provide assistance.
It comes after earlier this week when Conservative minister Mims Davies, 46, called on Priti Patel to enforce tougher measures to protect women from a national ‘spiking epidemic’ after revealing she found evidence someone had tampered with her drink during a night out.
She explained that she ‘had to be carried home’ after finding an unidentifiable black substance in her glass while out drinking with friends in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, two years ago.
Mid Sussex MP Mrs Davies reportedly ‘blacked-out’ following the incident and said she doesn’t still know much about the substance that she dumped on the ground.
Mims Davies, 46 years old, said she was forced to take her home because of an indistinguishable substance found in her glass two years back while out with friends in Haywards Heath (West Sussex).
In an attempt to push for tougher actions on the spike epidemic, Priti Patel of Tory has said that she had written to her Home Secretary.
This latest incident is part of a wider investigation by police into the UK’s “spiking epidemic”. There has been a surge in allegations that females have been drugged at bars, nightclubs and late-night venues with needles for ‘date-rape drugs.
The BBC was told by the minister of employment that she did not think too much of the fact that she had taken’something dark’ from her drink, and tossed it onto the ground.
“I only realized it later that the truth was out: Blimey, how was that possible?She explained.
Mrs Davies addressed Priti Patel (pictured), stating that additional restrictions needed to be in place to keep would-be drink-tamperers from accessing alcohol-tampering product online.
Mrs Davies suggested that additional restrictions be placed in order to stop would-be-spikers from easily accessing drink-tampering product online.
“What’s in these products?” She wanted to know who was buying the products and who was sourcing them.
“There are more things than meets your eye.”
People found guilty in England or Wales of drinking spiking offenses could face up to 10 years imprisonment.
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